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.


In reply to by Amber (not verified)

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 09:57 Permalink

Hi Amber,
The SSA sends back payments the day before a holiday if the payment would fall on a holiday otherwise.

Steve Disabili… (not verified)
Thu, 06/30/2016 - 18:34 Permalink

my SSDI was approved :)) but iam now appealing the date of judge hearing. my year start date 6/2008 & SSDI'S "WIGI Board" said Feb 2014.

I have received 2 checks of my monthly SSDI per my approval notification letter.

My question: Just received a substantial check which covers back pay to Feb 2014?

***Does negotiating the check effect the case of my appealing the 2008 date to a SSDI Judge hearing. I do not want to release them of any liability by negotiating this large check. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Steve


In reply to by Steve Disabili… (not verified)

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 09:50 Permalink

Hi Steve,
Generally SSDI back payments are limited to as far back as a year from the date of your application. If you did not apply in June of 2008, you may not be eligible for back pay from that date.

Isabelle (not verified)
Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:06 Permalink

Hi my sons SSI was closed but I just got a letter stating that SSI owes him back payment of around $2,800 and it says that would pay this money and send another letter but I don't understand why


In reply to by Isabelle (not verified)

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 13:08 Permalink

Hi Isabelle,
They may have either made an adjustment to the amount that he was eligible for prior to the loss of SSI, or that may be a lump sum for any back pay that he was owed earlier.

Trecie lynn (not verified)
Sat, 07/02/2016 - 16:36 Permalink

Im owed back pay and i need some of it asap im homeless no car and i need to know how to get some of the money owed to me


In reply to by Trecie lynn (not verified)

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 10:35 Permalink

Hi Trecie,
You should contact your local SSA office and let them know about your situation, they may be able to help. You can call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213

carlos manzanet (not verified)
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 16:09 Permalink

Hi carlos manzanet. Lose hear. I can't talk, hear. Today receive the letter by Lumpsum $10,00.00 each and every week for an entire. Year and provide I'd number. When cash send me Lumpssum?


In reply to by carlos manzanet (not verified)

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 16:31 Permalink

Hi Carlos,
I think you might want to show that letter to someone you trust, because the SSA would not send you a letter proposing to send you $520,000 over the course of a year. That letter might be a scam of some sort.

Ava (not verified)
Thu, 07/07/2016 - 02:24 Permalink

I just received the first lumpsum I have to pay som bill now I need more money my son therapist tell me my son his really depressed now I have to move my iprea day shooting a lot did you think I can get the money I need to move


In reply to by Ava (not verified)

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:44 Permalink

Hi Ava,
You may be able to if you contact the SSA with some information as to why you need the expedited back payment.

samantha (not verified)

In reply to by Ava (not verified)

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:35 Permalink

Hello my daughter got approved for ssi in June well last week women did money split it up I have called and called no answer so why is it taking so long


In reply to by samantha (not verified)

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:02 Permalink

Hi Samantha,
If you're waiting for back pay benefits, then those generally show up around four months after you are approved for benefits.

Diana (not verified)
Sun, 07/10/2016 - 12:11 Permalink

I am a widow and will be 60 soon. I have also filed for disability in 2014. I'm waiting on a hearing date. My question is if I take widows benefit and then get approved for disability will I lose the backpay by widows benefit?


In reply to by Diana (not verified)

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 10:26 Permalink

Hi Diana,
I am sorry for your loss
If the widow's benefit is larger than your disability benefits, you may only be eligible for the widow's benefit.

darlene (not verified)
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 00:46 Permalink

My judge has made decision on my ssd how soon will i get the decision letter

chanyn (not verified)
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 10:08 Permalink

I have 21k in back pay owed to me and I was told I could / or my payee could request to get some of it early.. Is there a standard form or a method of getting this done ?


In reply to by chanyn (not verified)

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 10:29 Permalink

Hi Chanyn,
you can contact your local SSA office with some documentation that you have an immediate need for the money, like a past due bill, the SSA may be able to help you out.

Roxy Verner (not verified)
Tue, 07/12/2016 - 19:59 Permalink

My disability back pay was from 1/21/15, before I applied and received SSI, I was receiving retirement. I got SSI back pay, no back pay for SSDI, when I called I was told that my SSDI had been used to restore my retirement & that I was not owed anything, I never received a letter regarding the amount of backpay, I received nothing. I don't understand how they can do that without acknowledging me in a letter, something. Can you give me clarity on this matter.


In reply to by Roxy Verner (not verified)

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 09:49 Permalink

Hi Roxy,
If you're eligible for retirement benefits, you may not be eligible for SSDI benefits, and vice versa.

Huggins (not verified)
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 18:29 Permalink

Hi, I have been getting the run around with ssdi. I did get a letter showing when I will get my Social Security check. Nothing from my lump sum/back pay$. My question is, is SSDI two different checks? One from your age and one from a disability like MS.

Thanks, Huggins

Sharon (not verified)
Sat, 07/16/2016 - 15:55 Permalink

I recently just turned in all info to get my back pay. I am in deep need to get it ASAP!!!! I go to the SSA in roanoke rapids NC. Who do i contact? What do I do??? I can't lose my car Because I am going to school next month. And I need that. I don't have a job... I have been fired because I didn't meet the needs they wanted. I am looking for another job but noon's calling back


In reply to by Sharon (not verified)

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 11:39 Permalink

hi Sharon,
You may want to contact your SSA office in roanoke rapids, if you have documentation of your need for your backpay you may be able to have your backpay expedited.

Michael Strickland (not verified)
Sun, 07/17/2016 - 13:24 Permalink

I got in may 2016 my first back pay from ssl but now i need a car because there is no public transportation where I live and I also have my mother that lives with me that is very an able to get around and we both have doctors appointments I have had missed a few due to not having transportation plus I have to have a major operation iHip a knee replacement and I have no vehicle 2 used for when I get home or why I'm in the hospital for somebody to come get me or to bring me things and Social Security is the night to help me to get a car even though Naomi 27000 and back pain what can I do because I still have one student in the house which will be graduating hopefully soon but I still need a vehicle and I went to a car lot like they told me to wanted and could afford which was only 5700 and they denied to help me get it because the payment of $2,100 purchased synonyms for myself that they didn't like it was a purchase of guitars because I had to sell everything you might had fighting for 5 years to get my Social Security and so I felt that there is no problem with me replace something that I had to sell as I was fighting with them buy beers after getting hit by a semi being in a coma heaven 11 surgery so far and they wanted to replace my hip and knee in July reliable transportation so what can I do


In reply to by Michael Strickland (not verified)

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 11:41 Permalink

Hi Michael,
The SSA may not include a car as a financial resource, so I would contact the SSA and let them know that you plan to use your backpay for a car, they can go into detail as to how you can stay eligible while purchasing a car.

Mann (not verified)
Mon, 07/18/2016 - 12:42 Permalink

I got approved for disability. My first payment was april of this year for 2000. I'm looking for 6500 from back pay. Do you know when I'll get it and will I receive it all in one?


In reply to by Mann (not verified)

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 16:35 Permalink

Hi Mann,
That 2000 is the first third of your back pay, you will receive it in installments six months apart.


In reply to by Mann (not verified)

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 09:52 Permalink

You're very welcome!

laura knight (not verified)
Tue, 07/19/2016 - 15:07 Permalink

I'm on SSI supplemental income I have received 2 payments of 2,199 of back pay I have one payment left of 1,700 due me on December 31st but I have recently become homless ,I have found a house to rent in another state and need thay money to get there on a bus and pay the rent will they give me that last payment early?


In reply to by laura knight (not verified)

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 09:53 Permalink

Hi Laura,
You may be able to get backpay expedited if you contact the SSA with some documentation of your need for the backpay ( such as past due bills, eviction notices, ect)

Jennifer (not verified)
Tue, 07/19/2016 - 18:48 Permalink

My mother is on medicare and was just released from a rehabilitation healthcare center that she's been at for over 2 months. They JUST tried to calculate what she owed (after several weeks of the place putting it off) and today she recieved her disability back pay (~$9k) which they now say she will owe ~$5K instead of the ~$1,200 originally expected. Can they take her back pay lump sum to pay the medicare bill? She was completely unemployeed for a year with no unemployment benefits, then got cancer, had reumatoid arthritis flare-ups, intersitial lung disease, broken back bones, about 2 dozen blood transfusion and diabetes ALL while waiting for disability to kick in. She finally qualified for medicare this may (65th birthday) and today she recieved the disability backpay. She has fallen so far behind on getting necessary things for herself that she needs this money to continue to survive and I was wondering if it was legal for them to do this. Is the full amount considered income even though technically she would've recieved that amount over years and it won't be consisitently that amount? It hardly seems right.


In reply to by Jennifer (not verified)

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 09:52 Permalink

Hi Jennifer,
Generally, disability benefits are not able to be garnished, so the care facility may not be able to take the lump sum. I would also contact Medicare regarding the change in pricing, they may be able to help you regarding that.

jana (not verified)
Wed, 07/20/2016 - 16:23 Permalink

Can i buy a car with a lump some if i recieve ssa

Debra Hatfield (not verified)
Sat, 07/23/2016 - 15:18 Permalink

Social security has owed me a back payment of $350 since 2015. They have not responded or paid me. How do I get them to pay me what they owe me plus interest. I went to the office and talk to someone who told me they owed me this money and they would give it to me on my next months disability payment. That was May of 2015. This has not happened yet. Do I need to go and speak to the administrator of Social Security? I will go as high as I have to go.


In reply to by Debra Hatfield (not verified)

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 15:29 Permalink

Hi Debra,
I'm sorry, but I would not be able to say whom to contact regarding this, as we are not affiliated with the SSA. Additionally, I am not sure that they'd pay you back with interest as they are not a bank.

Patricia Burt (not verified)
Mon, 07/25/2016 - 17:44 Permalink

Last lump sum was February the twelve of 2016.when should I get my next one


In reply to by Patricia Burt (not verified)

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:03 Permalink

Hi Patricia,

Unfortunately I do not know the answer, but the SSA may. You can call them directly at 1-800-772-1213. Good luck!

Stacey (not verified)
Thu, 07/28/2016 - 14:24 Permalink

I was approved for ssi they gave me back pay of $357 but I am also owed $550 for back pay but keep getting the run around I have been told the check has been sent out but it hasnt. What should I do? I have called them and went to their office same thing.


In reply to by Stacey (not verified)

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 14:33 Permalink

Hi Stacey,
If you've already received one SSI back pay installment, you will most likely not get your next back pay for another six months.

Lillie chappell (not verified)
Thu, 07/28/2016 - 16:11 Permalink

I got my daughter lum sum in July 2016 when will she get her second one

Sara (not verified)

In reply to by Deanna

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 19:00 Permalink

I received my first ssdi payment 8/17/2016 and my attorney received his payment in October from my lump payment. I still have not received my lump sum payment. I have called every week and can't get a solid answer on when I would get it. I was told this week it would be some time this month possibly but if I don't receive it, to call back next month. Do any of the yahoos know anything that does the customer service for social security? My attorney hasn't been much help ever since they received their payment. It's so frustrating. Any advice is greatly appreciated!


In reply to by Sara (not verified)

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:19 Permalink

Hi Sarah,
It generally takes about four months from the time you start receiving monthly checks to receive a lump sum, so it may be this month. We are not affiliated with the SSA or the federal government, so you may want to contact them regarding your lump sum.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 07/28/2016 - 19:16 Permalink

If I appled for my social security back n Feb I got approved said payments will be on the 3rd of each month now my question. Is will I receive a back pay from when I applied till now ?


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:13 Permalink

Hi there,
If you're just approved now and you applied in Feb, you will be entitled to back pay. SSI recipients are entitled to back pay if they need to wait longer than one month to be approved.

Bonnie (not verified)
Fri, 07/29/2016 - 01:38 Permalink

Hello! My child's father started receiving I guess his ssi but he as well pays child support. I called the social security office so my daughter will get it as well but my question is will she get a lump sum or just month payments and how much? Will she still get her child support check?

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