Lump sum back payment

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 13:04

I received two lump sum payments, but I have not spent all of the funds. I want to make a funeral arrangement and buy a car. How soon must I spend the lump sum payment.

Robert Breeze (not verified)
Sat, 12/30/2017 - 16:54 Permalink

Yes I have a question I received a lump sum of $36,000 for 4 years back pay before I got my back pain they took half of my back pay saying that I they were paying back what I already borrowed I never got no money why I waited on Social Security I want to know what I can do because I only got 17,000 of the 36 my lawyer got six thousand I need to know what I can do to get my rest of my back pay


In reply to by Robert Breeze (not verified)

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:01 Permalink

Hi Robert,
I'm not really sure! You may want to contact the SSA regarding that as they would be able to determine where that money has gone.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sun, 12/31/2017 - 17:54 Permalink

Hi, I received SSI money.. I plan to purchase a brand new car 2018 $34,000 for my friend in my name but it is her money to put down on a car payment and after that we both will sign the notarized letter stating that the vehicle is belonging to her. I only help her to buy it because she not qualify for the loan in her name.. Will it hurt my SSI payment?..


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:07 Permalink

Hi there,
Yes it will as that would be considered a financial resource if you already own a car. In addition, it may not be a good idea if you get the loan in your name as you may be on the hook for the car payments.

Jimmy Turner (not verified)
Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:14 Permalink

I have back pay and I have only recieved1 check and I'm in a emergency situation. Can I request some of my back pay? Not supposed to get anything for 6 months.

Amanda (not verified)
Thu, 01/04/2018 - 02:03 Permalink

I have been approved for ssdi and ssi my disability is only 671 how much or will I get the ssi?

Shawanda (not verified)
Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:19 Permalink

My song was approved for Social Security benefits and he’s doing the backpay we have been received it it’s been like nine months now


In reply to by Shawanda (not verified)

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:01 Permalink

Hi Shawanda,
Depending on what benefits he receives, you may receive your child's backpay in installments six months apart.

Lataya (not verified)
Sat, 01/06/2018 - 06:19 Permalink

Hi, I been receiving ssi since 2010 I just recently was notified From ssi about survivor benefits from my dad. Im approved but my case is still getting processed. I was told ssi can only give you 5years of back pay.! && I was getting under 500 when I used to get survivor benefits When I was a teenager. How much money you think Ssi go take out beening that I been getting ssi since 2010 ?


In reply to by Lataya (not verified)

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:07 Permalink

HI Lataya,
SSI and survivor's benefits are different, and as such what you would receive may vary. It may be a good idea to contact the SSA regarding this.

Mija (not verified)
Sun, 01/07/2018 - 19:52 Permalink

if I got my 1st retro payment installment on 7/25/17, does that mean I'll get the 2nd one on 1/25/18?


In reply to by Mija (not verified)

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:08 Permalink

HI Mija,
You may, however I really could not say as we are not affiliated with the SSA and do not have information about your case.

Mary (not verified)
Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:38 Permalink

I ask my Rep's for money to pay my rent and she said that the back pay was not far that


In reply to by Mary (not verified)

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:11 Permalink

Hi Mary,
I'm sorry to hear that! Back pay from your benefits may be used for rent. If you're in doubt about how you can use those funds, you may want to contact the SSA regarding this.

Mary (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 13:18 Permalink

I did and she said the Landlord have to send a letter she gave me one last Friday and I still haven't heard anything from her

Mary (not verified)
Wed, 01/10/2018 - 13:15 Permalink

I need money and about to be homeless and I call and landlord wrote and said I will be put out still haven't heard anything yet

Mary (not verified)
Wed, 01/10/2018 - 13:19 Permalink

If I got 2000 from my back pay in August when will I get another one

kygirl144 (not verified)
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:07 Permalink

How many lump sum payments do they give you on your back pay


In reply to by kygirl144 (not verified)

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:21 Permalink

Hi there,
It depends on which type of benefits you receive. If you receive SSDI, you would receive only one lump sum. If you receive SSI, then you would get multiple installments six months apart.

Christopher (not verified)
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:44 Permalink

I was approved for SSDI last June with a back payment calculated to $60k, which I haven’t received yet. I was recently approved for SSI back also for the amount of $21k. My question is how will they distribute these funds? I’ve been surviving with the help of a friend for the last 3 years and although he’s been patient, he would like to be reimbursed. I understand that if one’s back pay is too high they break the SSI payments into installments and withhold the SSDI. Is this true?


In reply to by Christopher (not verified)

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:37 Permalink

Hi Christopher,
SSI is based on income and financial resources, so you may become ineligible for those benefits based on your SSDI back pay and award. You may be able to pay your friend back with the funds from your back pay.

Christopher (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 16:54 Permalink

Hi Bryan!

Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. I think I didn’t properly present my question. I was awarded back pay for both SSDI and SSI. SSI is broken up into 3 installments. Will that affect my SSDI back pay? Or will I still get the SSDI in one lump sum payment?


In reply to by Christopher (not verified)

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:25 Permalink

Hi Christopher,
SSI would come in three installments and your SSDI back pay may come as one lump sum.

B Coleman (not verified)
Sat, 01/13/2018 - 14:11 Permalink

Daughter passed. She received lump sum into an account.How can I use that money to pay for her funeral?


In reply to by B Coleman (not verified)

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:12 Permalink

Hi There,

I am so sorry to hear that. You may be able to use it, but you should double check with the SSA first to be safe. Condolences to you and your family.

Lisa (not verified)
Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:51 Permalink

Hello my 6 year old son was set to get back but In the process of appealing he was still receiving ssi now that he been approved they will be taking money out his monthly amount but I wanna know will they still release the back pay cause I am in need of it for his benefits

Arsenio (not verified)
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 13:49 Permalink

I am getting ssi they owe me 26000 bucks back pay they gave me 2000 bucks right awayin october then i dont get it for another 6 months the lady said i could emergancy money with in a week if i brought in a letter head about furniture store and write a leter to the social security office and brought it in but i dont under stand if i got to go to the furniture place or look on line and copy a paper from a place with the furniture price and what do i write on the paper i give to them


In reply to by Arsenio (not verified)

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 16:30 Permalink

Hi Arsenio,
You may want to make sure you have the information about what you'd like to buy, and why you need it.

Dontrice holloway (not verified)
Wed, 01/31/2018 - 09:31 Permalink

I want to know if i can use my sons back pay money to get my car fixed. Im unable to take him to his appointment s because my car is out of service


In reply to by Dontrice holloway (not verified)

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:50 Permalink

Hi There,

That should be okay to do, but you should always double check with the SSA first just in case.

BB (not verified)
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 14:49 Permalink

I went out on LTD with MetLife in 2014 for cancer and complications while my son was 16. I was finally in 2017 approved for SS disability benefits. Since my son is now 18; SS sent the back pay (25k) directly to him in his name. Now MetLife sent me a bill which includes the 25K they sent to him. I can send them the $$ SS sends me but my son and his dad (estranged relationship with his dad) called SS and they were told that the $25K belongs to him and he’s not required to reimburse anyone (neither MetLife nor me). Now, MetLife informed me that I am responsible for paying them back the $$$they sent him but I don’t have that money and he refuses to sent it to them or me and believes I am trying to steal from him. All I want to do is pay MetLife back but I can’t give them $$$ I personally never received or had/have access to or have money to pay them. I can’t pay my existing expenses on my SS benefits. How can MetLife expect me to reimburse them $$ they never sent me and for something that had it been paid timely would have been paid to me but because the delay and my son now being 18 they sent to him which he decided to keep.


In reply to by BB (not verified)

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:34 Permalink

Hi BB,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may be obligated to pay, you may want to refer to your LTD policy regarding this.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 11:51 Permalink

I have full custody of my daughter and my ex just started receiving SSDI. Due to this, my daughter was awarded approximately $30,000 in back pay. My ex owes this money back to the long term disability company. Although I did receive child support during each month from the LTD company, I did not sign the agreement with the LTD company. Can the judge force we to pay back the lump sum?


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:54 Permalink

Hi there,
You may want to contact the LTD company regarding your obligation toward paying any debts your ex may incur.

Jeffrey (not verified)
Sun, 02/04/2018 - 23:26 Permalink

Was approved both ssd and ssi. Online account says month payments for ssd. Did my perc phone interview last week m Monday. When will i start receiving money or back pay?
Live in NY.
Ssi status still says processing while SSD is complete.


In reply to by Jeffrey (not verified)

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:04 Permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
You would start receiving benefits about five months after you receive your award letter and you should receive any back pay you may be owed about four months after the start of monthly benefits.

Pat (not verified)
Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:26 Permalink

It’s time for another back pay lump sum and I haven’t received it yet I received the first one in August got a letter stating I would receive another in February do I have to talk with someone first or will they just release my sons other payment

Billy (not verified)
Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:42 Permalink

I got one back pay check for less than my final check an i need to get some of my backpay sooner how do i do that? Or is it possible


In reply to by Billy (not verified)

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:07 Permalink

HI Billy,
I would contact the SSA regarding this with documentation about why you need the back pay expedited.

Karen (not verified)
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:57 Permalink

I'm at a point that I can no longer afford my rent and I'm on disability after paying rent I have exactly $100 left over if I move will that affect my disability amount and is there a millage whereas I can still maintain and keep all my doctors? This is very important I keep my heart doctor and oncologist and my M.D. which should I move it would be about 80 miles away. Can I still keep the my insurance that i recently signed up for?


In reply to by Karen (not verified)

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:09 Permalink

Hi Karen,
I'm sorry to hear that! That's a question that's better suited for the SSA--call 1-800-772-1213 to get a better idea as to whether you'll keep your insurance.

Connie White (not verified)
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:07 Permalink

how will a student loan effect my back disability check if i get approved and what should i do to prevent my disability check from being effected. because being out of work obviously have not been able to take care of loan.

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