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.

Sharon (not verified)
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:47 Permalink

Confused, First you said Disabilty Back pay is payed 6 months apart, then you said 3 months apart.... which one is it.

Charles (not verified)
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 12:57 Permalink

I have my final back pay in april.can i get an emergency fund .to get an apt.for next month to pay for the move in amount.


In reply to by Charles (not verified)

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 16:43 Permalink

Hi Charles,

You'll have to contact the SSA about that! You can call them at 1-800-772-1213 or make an appointment to visit your local SSA office to ask for expedited back pay.

Sharon (not verified)
Thu, 02/06/2020 - 20:01 Permalink

My sister was on society security disability , she got a large back payment . she was in a nursing home for dementia the nursing home took it all she was 60 years old I got her out of the nursing home and found this out can they do this


In reply to by Sharon (not verified)

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 14:55 Permalink

Hi Sharon,

I am sorry to hear that. This one looks like it might fall outside of our expertise and I would recommend speaking to an attorney that handles cases in the finance/estate/nursing home area. Best of luck

Shelia (not verified)
Thu, 02/06/2020 - 21:05 Permalink

If I were able get a settlement from my divorce, can I use the divorce settlement to buy a car? Does SSA only allow the use of back-pay they owe me to buy a car? If that's the case , how much would they give me to get the car? I don't have a car and need one for medical treatments and survival.


In reply to by Shelia (not verified)

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 14:52 Permalink

Hi Shelia,

This is a situation where I would give them a call and they will be able to give you more information based on your specific case. There are a couple of things that might affect your answer and they will be able to look at that and let you know what you are able to do with your settlement money.

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