SSI Back Pay Installments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 12:41

Does anybody know whether that SSI back pay comes on a certain day of the month? I got my first installment the same week I was approved for SSI it came on the same day I got my first benefit. But I should receive one in January and I'm trying to figure out when I will see it? If anyone has any experience with receiving them in would love to hear about it!

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 13:01 Permalink

That is an excellent question! I would guess that they arrive on the first of the month, which is when you get all your SSI benefits. But maybe someone else has a different story.


In reply to by Reginald lynch (not verified)

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:37 Permalink

Hi Reginald,
It's a good idea to document what you've used back pay and benefits on, however you may not need to unless otherwise specified by the SSA.

Kim (not verified)

In reply to by Deanna

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 05:55 Permalink

I havent recieved my backpay yet but i received my first payment in april i was told what i would recieve it in december some ppl say they got theres with there first payment some ppl say it took 6 months so im trying to see what should i do just wait are call them they told me to be waiting for a letter about my backpay


In reply to by Kim (not verified)

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:42 Permalink

Hi Kim,

If you were told you were to receive it in April and you haven't by now then I would recommend speaking with a SSA representative at your local office.

Shea (not verified)
Fri, 03/04/2016 - 17:25 Permalink

I have not received my last installment of my past due ssi payments. The last payment should have come in January. They are to be sent every 6 months and
January was my 6th month. When I call someone always gives me a different excuse. What should I do?


In reply to by Shea (not verified)

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 17:07 Permalink

Hi Shea,
I'm sorry to hear that! Unfortunately there is not a lot you can do other than continue to call the SSA. If you persist a couple of times, you should be able to receive your back pay.

Lakisha (not verified)
Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:24 Permalink

Kisha. Last payment of my son back pay

I was suppose to receive the 2nd install on Dec 23 its going on may and i have been calling, calling. My son is coming out of middle school in june i would like to purchase a nice suit and shoes for him. Please someone get this on the ball.


In reply to by Lakisha (not verified)

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:46 Permalink

Hi Lakisha
We are not affiliated with the SSA, you can contact them at 1800-772-1213

Michael (not verified)
Fri, 02/03/2017 - 14:05 Permalink

When could I receive my second installment if I got my first one on September 8


In reply to by Michael (not verified)

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 15:35 Permalink

Hi Michael,

I am sorry to hear that. We are not affiliated with the SSA though, so I can't say for sure when you will get your second installment. I would recommend to keep following up with them by calling: 1-800-772-1213.

Best Wishes,

Lisa (not verified)

In reply to by Michael (not verified)

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:44 Permalink

Hi Michael they told me every 6 months your next one should be in March 2018


In reply to by Sharon smitj (not verified)

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:21 Permalink

If you are approved for SSI you'll receive it in six-month installments, if you're on SSDI you'll get it all at once.

Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Deanna

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 03:44 Permalink

My son gets SSDI and he gets installments every 6 months I'm from illinois but they missed a payment and aren't helping me at all


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 14:14 Permalink

Hi There,

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Dwayne Wagner (not verified)
Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:12 Permalink

I get my first so check June 30. 2017 when will I get my first installment of back pay


In reply to by Dwayne Wagner (not verified)

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 16:46 Permalink

Hi Dwayne,

Unfortunately I cannot say for sure since it varies from case to case. It can be a long process though.

Best of Luck,

Johanna (not verified)
Wed, 08/02/2017 - 15:45 Permalink

My son received his 1st installment back pay in December. He got 2199.00 I used most of it for tutoring for him. I was supposed to get the 2nd installment in June. Last week I got a letter saying I had to turn in the receipts and bank statements before we got the next installment. Is this unusual? I thought the reporting was yearly?


In reply to by Johanna (not verified)

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 09:20 Permalink

Hi Johanna,

I can't say for sure if it is unusual or not, it's just the SSA doing it's due diligence.


Sha (not verified)

In reply to by Johanna (not verified)

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 20:31 Permalink

I think certain states vary i had my review and they didnt want receipts

Lisa (not verified)
Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:11 Permalink

My back pay is scheduled for the 222nd of September how long before it will be deposited in my account after release

Lisa (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:36 Permalink

My bank usually process fast but if they release it on the 2nd of September I'm thinking it should be in my account

Towana (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 14:39 Permalink

I get myfirst ssi check march 30 so will i get my back pay before that


In reply to by Towana (not verified)

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 16:06 Permalink

Hi Towana,

I can't say for sure because I don't know the specifics of your case. You may want to speak a a representative from the SSA.

David Swift (not verified)
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 02:44 Permalink

This system has been changed as of 2017 – with a couple of exceptions. Now, your Social Security Disability Payment Schedule will be based on your birthday. Here is how the break down will be going forward:

Birthday on 1st to 10th of the month: your Social Security Disability check will arrive on the second Wednesday of every month.
Birthday on 11th to 20th of the month: your Social Security Disability check will arrive on the third Wednesday of every month.
Birthday on 21st to 31st of the month: your Social Security Disability check will arrive on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

Kim (not verified)
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 12:01 Permalink

My wife got her first back pay installment in March 15, 2017. She was approved for both ssi and sad. We were told she should receive her second installment this month (September) 2017. Should the payment post to her account about the same timeframe. We are set to move to a new home that is more accessible for her medical equipment and we need to ensure that installment comes in

Ki. (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 22:30 Permalink

Thank u for the response. We did call the local rep. The only thing she kept saying was each installment is paid in 6 month intervals. The first one came on 3-15-17 so if that is true then her next one should be on or near the 15th of this month. We are also confused because she was approved for both ssi and ssdi. According to her letters SDI back pay is nearly 19,000 and ssdi is nearly 13,000 and all her lawyers fees were paid back in May. So is the installments for both or just ask because we were never told by any of the numerous people we spoke with if they are paid as one or paid separately. OMG this is all confusing..


In reply to by Ki. (not verified)

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 08:26 Permalink

Hi there,
for SSDI, back pay comes about four months after the start of monthly SSDI benefits, so back pay for SSI and SSDI may be separate.

Bryant (not verified)

In reply to by Kim (not verified)

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 19:36 Permalink

I received my first SSI installment March 1,2017.I have been waiting for my second a couple of months. But actually I read where every six months, the math comes out to where October 1,2017 is six months, my fingers are crossed anyway.

Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Kim (not verified)

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 18:55 Permalink

Your post is from several months ago so chances are that you already remedied the situation. Considering the fact that you said that you were depending on that "back pay", I would just say that since I finally got my claim approved my attorney informed me that at any time I'm still owed back benefits & can show proof(copy of a lease agreement or such) that I need any of that money to move, change my residence etc., that the SSA will indeed take my situation into consideration.


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:55 Permalink

Hi there,
Thanks for sharing! It's important for people to know that they can get back pay expedited if they have an urgent need.

Kim (not verified)
Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:28 Permalink

So sorry for all the does this mean that the ssi back pay installment is going to automatically come on or about the 15th of this month since she received the first installment back on March 15th


In reply to by Kim (not verified)

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:42 Permalink

Hi Kim,
You may want to contact the SSA regarding this, I really could not say if it would come exactly on the 15th.

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 10/11/2017 - 02:33 Permalink

I got my 1st ssi back payment on may 17th what date will I get my second payment on for November

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:55 Permalink

How long it to get all my lump sum from ssi


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:08 Permalink

Hi There,

It's really tough to say, there isn't a black and white answer for that. I would recommend regularly checking into the status of your account on the SSA's website.

Vernon (not verified)
Sun, 10/29/2017 - 15:16 Permalink

I received my check for 490.00 does that mean I am approved for ssi


In reply to by Vernon (not verified)

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:54 Permalink

HI Vernon,
You may want to check with the SSA regarding that, but it appears you might be approved, if the check came from the SSA.

Carol montoya (not verified)
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:34 Permalink

Does it matter what amount of back pay u get if its less than five thousand is it still made in installments im in nc

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