SSI Back Pay Installments

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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!

Barry white (not verified)
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:06 Permalink

When will I get my next back pay check


In reply to by Barry white (not verified)

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:57 Permalink

Hi Barry,

Back pay typically comes four months after you begin receiving disability benefits. If you are receiving SSDI you'll receive one lump sum. If you are receiving SSI, you'll receive it in 3 installments each 6 months apart.

Kevin Johnson (not verified)
Thu, 03/07/2019 - 16:07 Permalink

When do I get my first back pay money?


In reply to by Kevin Johnson (not verified)

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 17:22 Permalink

Hi Kevin,

Back pay typically comes 4 months after your benefits begin. SSDI back pay will come in one lump sum. SSI back pay will come in 3 installments 6 months apart.

Anonymous (not verified)
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 14:24 Permalink

I got my first SSI disability benefit check on November 1 2018.
When can I expect the first backpay check?
It's March and I haven't gotten any of it.

Syeta (not verified)
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:28 Permalink

Hi I just want to know what do I need to get more back pay


In reply to by Syeta (not verified)

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 15:51 Permalink

Hi Syeta,

The SSA decides your back pay by establishing a date of onset for your disability and how long it took to be approved. You'd then receive payment for the months you waited. Once the amount is decided, it likely can't be changed.

Janet D Harvey (not verified)
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 01:44 Permalink

How can I find out if SSI sent out my last installment payment check out yet.


In reply to by Janet D Harvey (not verified)

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 16:51 Permalink

Hi Janet,

Your best bet would likely be to contact the SSA (1-800-772-1213) and ask them. It should come about 6 months after your last installment, so if it hasn't been that long yet then it likely won't have been issued yet.

Susie (not verified)
Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:39 Permalink

My backpay was schedule to be in the bank it and wasn't .what should I do?

Whelmina (not verified)
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 08:17 Permalink

When do my son get his next back payment


In reply to by Whelmina (not verified)

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 15:54 Permalink

Hi Whelmina,

Back pay for SSI typically come in 3 installments 6 months apart, so his next one should be 6 months after he received his most recent installment.

cynthia anaya (not verified)
Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:58 Permalink

i received my second installment of my back payment awarded in december. is there anyway to find out when the final payment will be deposited and for how much?


In reply to by cynthia anaya (not verified)

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 15:48 Permalink

Hi Cynthia,

Your last installment should come about 6 months after your second one. As for how much, we don't have access to that information. You can try calling the SSA or logging in to your MySSA account. You can also check your approval letter to see the amount that was stated.

Rowena (not verified)
Mon, 05/27/2019 - 23:07 Permalink

My son got approved for SSI in the amount of $469.47 a month. My son got his 1st monthly payment in April 2019 on the direct express card. SSI administration told me that he will get three installments out of $5700 back pay so my question is it’s going on three months and will his first installment come on the direct express card?

Penny (not verified)
Thu, 05/30/2019 - 17:28 Permalink

Im in debt for my property taxes. Can I get all my back pay at once

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