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.

Private (not verified)

In reply to by Deanna

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 21:58 Permalink

I was supposed to get 22nd installment on April 20th but it's April 26 so how long will it take do u know


In reply to by Private (not verified)

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 13:32 Permalink

Hi there,
I would not be able to say, I would contact the SSA for more information. Their number is 1-800-772-1213

Latina (not verified)
Mon, 12/28/2015 - 17:51 Permalink

Hi, my son recieved his first backpay installment on June 29th 2015. When will he receive the second one?

Lavonderia (not verified)
Wed, 12/30/2015 - 12:53 Permalink

I got my notice of decision on November 30 2015 how long do it take for my award letter to arrive and my back pay to come?


In reply to by Lavonderia (not verified)

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 16:41 Permalink

Hi Lavonderia,
If you have been notified that the SSA has made a decision, I would expect to know that decision any day now!

GLF (not verified)
Sat, 01/02/2016 - 10:05 Permalink

I was approved for SSD in August and began receiving the disability payments in September. I have been disabled for 12 years. I was approved for SSI but turned it down because I was told it would be deducted from my back pay and it would also take longer to receive it. It is now January. I have been told it would be released in a month...a week...a different thing every time I call. My attorney called the payment center and was told it was scheduled to go into my account last week. That didn't happen. It is a substantial amount and with not having income for so long, I have so many bills to pay. Does anyone know what I can do to help the process? Or to get actual facts? Is there an advocate for Social Security? I am currently live with my 82 year old mother who has cancer and want move her back where are family is from before she is too ill to travel. I can barely take care of her. Thank you for listening. Does anyone have any ideas?


In reply to by GLF (not verified)

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 16:46 Permalink

Hi there,
I am so sorry to hear about your situation! I unfortunately do not have much to suggest that could help you. Maybe someone else on the forum has had a similar experience? Typically, the only way to have back pay expedited is if you have a severe medical need, such as emergency surgery or something along those lines.

Lynda (not verified)
Sun, 01/10/2016 - 15:34 Permalink

do i owe taxes on my lump sum payment at the end of the year? I ve never had to file on my disability before. I have been told that i do and will, but not from a very reliable source. Looks to me like the SSA would have taken that out before they sent the lump sum check, wouldnt they? please help with a straight answer...i cant afford an attorney..thanks in advance for your time and consideration in this matter.

Hello (not verified)
Thu, 02/25/2016 - 15:00 Permalink

Hey there I just won my ssi case and suppose to be getting all the back money back from when the cut me off but my question is . is the money gunna b under my name or my c/o name I'm above age now

Chritine (not verified)
Sat, 02/27/2016 - 10:01 Permalink

I applied for SSDI in June of 2012. I was approved in October 2013. Received my 1st check in May 2014. I never received any arrears. Could you please give me some advice on how to find out why every one else received theirs and i never did.


In reply to by Chritine (not verified)

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 13:19 Permalink

I would contact the SSA, they would be able to clear up your eligibility for any back pay, if any, that you would be eligible for. You can contact them a 1-800-772-1213 or at

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 03/02/2016 - 21:56 Permalink

I took a eviction summonds intO the SSAD asking for an advance of my back payment and was told I would have to wait until a judgement was entered for eviction in order to receive it. I just read all I needed was the letter of intent. what is the truth?


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 12:55 Permalink

That's a great question! I tried to find what the housing laws were regarding things like this, but I found that it would depend on your state. I would contact the SSA for more information about what you might need for an advance of your back pay.
Their number is 1-800-772-1213.

Leticia Emanuele (not verified)
Sat, 03/05/2016 - 04:16 Permalink

I've been on Ssi for several years. I found out my husband died in 2006 so I filed to receive widows benefits. I was told I'd get a back pay for around $50,000 and a $500.00 monthly payment. I found out the other day that my back pay is being given to the government to pay them back for what they've paid me on Ssi and cut widows benefit from $500 to $200. I'm in the state of Kansas. Is all of this possibly accurate, can they do that and take my backpay ? I don't understand what's going on please help me. Thank you.


In reply to by Leticia Emanuele (not verified)

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 13:23 Permalink

Hi Leticia,
We're not affiliated with the SSA so we wouldn't know the particulars about your case, but I would contact someone at the SSA to clear this up. Someone may have made a mistake or assessed your eligibility for benefits incorrectly. The SSA's number is 1-800-772-1213

Iyana (not verified)
Sat, 03/05/2016 - 17:09 Permalink

I was told by ssi that i will recieve my back money the beginning of march. But i havent recieved anything. When they say that does it necessarily mean the beginning. Should i go talk to someone or should i wait


In reply to by Iyana (not verified)

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 13:01 Permalink

Hi Iyana
I would definitely contact the SSA about this to confirm when you're getting your back pay.
Their number is 1-800-772-1213.

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