SSI Back Pay Installments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

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


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

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