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.

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?

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