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.

Jenna (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:31 Permalink

I have been receiving ssi for about 25 years. I feel that i should have been given SSD or SSDI, can i reply again as i live in another state and feel i was given the wrong type of SS. I did work for a few years and have been disabled from birth and have exrays to prove such before i was 18. Also my exhusband who is about 12 years older has received ssd for several years and is now about 67-68 years old...My parents also died several months ago and they had railroad retirement. Jenna

D (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:31 Permalink

Hi Jenna,
Unfortunately, SSDI has a large requirement for work credits. If you did not earn enough income before applying, you would not qualify. Now that you've been on SSI for so long, you do not have a work history that is recent enough to qualify for SSDI. You could potentially qualify for spousal benefits off of your husband's account.

Matt (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:32 Permalink

Hi, my father was awarded fully favorable a few weeks ago, and received his award letter today. In the letter it states his monthly payment, and that he is eligible for back pay from October 2013 (Condition began April 2013). It states that he is receiving nearly 40k in back pay, and states that the attorney's fee is a $6000 maximum. However, on the front page of the letter, it only states that on July 2nd he will receive his June payment, and nothing about the total described in the gist of the letter or when it would be received. And in the final page/breakdown of benefits, it shows his monthly payment correctly, minus 0.00 adjustments. However, the back pay is 00.00 minus a 0.00 adjustment. What is going on here? Is he not getting the back pay, or was there a computer error somewhere? He was told on the phone about a week ago that he WOULD be receiving back pay, but the question was as to how far back it would go. There was no mention of him being completely out of getting any back pay. He called his representative, and he had not seen the letter yet to analyze it and giver my father a clear answer as to what is going on. Hoping someone here can help. Thank you

D (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:32 Permalink

Hi Matt,
This is very strange. Your father should definitely be receiving back pay, especially if it noted that the attorney will be paid as well. If you for some reason do not receive your back pay within 120 days of applying for disability benefits, I would contact the SSA. Be sure to save the paperwork that states that he will be receiving back pay! This could be important evidence that you are entitled to it later, but hopefully it will arrive as expected.

Shalinda (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:32 Permalink

I have a claim from 2013 for my lump sum payment that was stolen my payee didn't tell me it came she spent it and it been 1year and 11 months since it happened and I cAlled the social security office up here and they told me that I would get a letter in the mail when they find their findings how much time does it take before I actually get my money back?

D (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:32 Permalink

Hi Shalinda,
That is a very unfortunate situation. I am not sure how long it will take for you to get your benefits back. I do not believe that people have their funds stolen often so there is not a lot of data on that.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:33 Permalink

How long can they hold my ssdi back pay its been over a year and I haven't received no back pay yet

D (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:33 Permalink

Hi there,
That is an exceptionally long time to wait for your back pay, but it is not unheard of. How long have you been receiving your monthly benefits? If you have been receiving your monthly benefits for more than 12 months, I would DEFINITELY contact the SSA. It usually takes about 4 months to get your back pay after you receive your first check.

Kay (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:33 Permalink

My car is broke can I request financial hardship if that is the only way I can get back and forth to the doctors and grocery shopping to get some of my back pay to purchase a reliable car

D (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:33 Permalink

Hi Kay,
It is possible. You will need to have hard numbers showing how much the car costs exactly and how you need it to see your doctor. But someone on the forum said that they have done this before! So just gather enough information and you should be fine.

Anonymous (not verified)
Tue, 11/10/2015 - 15:24 Permalink

My son is on ssi and is due back pay he has recieved two back pay ( partcial payments ) since 4 of 2015 if we move out of state due to his fathers job will this affect his back pay

Deanna

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 13:00 Permalink

Hi there,
It might affect his monthly benefits, but it should not affect his back pay, as those are payments he is already owed.

Ken G (not verified)
Wed, 12/16/2015 - 09:52 Permalink

I was awared ssdi in april 2015, still waiting for back pay of $40k ...i called the ssa office 3 times and each time they said it was being proceesed ...its been 8 months now , what do i do ??

Jenny (not verified)
Mon, 12/21/2015 - 02:19 Permalink

I am about to get divorced.i just recieved my first 2100 payment on back pay. However i used it to pay off some bills. Can i get advance pay to move and get apartment

Deanna

In reply to by Jenny (not verified)

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 14:01 Permalink

Hi Jenny,
It is unlikely that you can get an advance on your back pay unless you are able to pay that you have a severe medical need for the back pay.

Florence (not verified)
Sat, 12/26/2015 - 07:06 Permalink

When should I get next back pay I receive my second one july1st when would I receive next one

Anonymous (not verified)
Sun, 12/27/2015 - 23:07 Permalink

Hi just wondering if anyone would no.. I received my first bp on oct 20,2015 does anyone no when i can expect the next

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