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!


In reply to by Danae (not verified)

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 09:56 Permalink

Hi Danae,

I really can't say for sure if you'll receive it today but if you don't get it by the end of the week I would contact the SSA.

Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Danae (not verified)

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 09:18 Permalink

HI! Did you get the 2dn installment on time? My daughters 2nd installment back pay was due today but it isnt there. crossing my fingers it comes in the next day or so

Herbert Lair (not verified)
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:57 Permalink

Where is my back pay check and when was it mailed out


In reply to by Herbert Lair (not verified)

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:24 Permalink

Hi Herbert,
You may want to contact the SSA regarding this, you can call them at 1-800-772-1213.

Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:40 Permalink

How can I receive my sons back pay sooner ? Due to sheltering costs , I cannot wait until February when his next installment is due . I was told I could get it sooner .

Shelia (not verified)
Wed, 12/13/2017 - 04:07 Permalink

My last installment is due Jan.2018 could you tell me when at the beginning or end of the month


In reply to by Shelia (not verified)

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 08:38 Permalink

Hi Shelia,
SSI payments are always sent on the first of the month, but if you received your first back pay installment mid-month you'll receive the same this time around.

Jasmine (not verified)
Wed, 12/13/2017 - 20:33 Permalink

My son gets SSI and I have gotten 2 installments of backpay. One was $2,200 and the other was $3,100. Will he get another one because it will be 6 months in january from the last installment and they never write any letter about his backpay. I don't even know how much they owed him in backpay. I am just wondering if anyone thinks he will get another but I read in a comment that the first two installment can't exceed three times the max monthly SSI payments!? The 3,100 did exceed that since $735 was the max for 2017. He was only getting $633 a month though until November it dropped to $490 a month. He isn't getting the max SSI payments if that matters. So does that mean that he got paid two installments and that is all of his backpay?


In reply to by Jasmine (not verified)

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:38 Permalink

Hi Jasmine,
You may want to contact the SSA regarding this as they would have detailed information about your case, you can get in touch with them by calling 1-800-772-1213.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:03 Permalink

Hello, I was just approved for SSI. I got my first deposit and it was no where near what I was told. Will they deposit more at anytime? My back pay looks like it’s gonna be installments. I’ve heard so many different stories on how they pay out back pay or ssi. I’ve waited 3 and a half years. I got first deposit on the 7th I think of this month. I have no clue when I’ll get my next deposit or how much it’ll be or anything. Just sitting here waiting lol so if anyone knows anything pls let me know. Yes I’ve read all the comments. Didn’t help. Lol thanks


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 11:03 Permalink

Hi there,
If you're receiving SSI benefits, the SSA pays out back pay in installments, six months apart.

LaCosta (not verified)
Mon, 12/18/2017 - 14:21 Permalink

I was told that I should receive a payment in 3 to 7 days. I have not received anything. Should I call or continue to wait?

LaCosta (not verified)
Mon, 12/18/2017 - 14:28 Permalink

Am I correct in assuming that once the SSI payment is paid, the back payment will be paid at the same time?

Tina (not verified)
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 23:04 Permalink

Hi i got a letter from ssi saying my son is approved and he will get his first monthly check in 01/01/2018 and that hes going to get over 6000 in back pay. That i need to set up direct deposit for him so they can deposit it. Ive gave them all the info on the direct deposit already how much longer is it going to be till they deposit his back pay?


In reply to by Tina (not verified)

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:04 Permalink

HI there,
you may receive it about four months after he starts receiving monthly benefits.

Tina (not verified)
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 23:09 Permalink

My son got approved for ssi i already opened a bank account and gave ssi the info how long will it be till they deposit his back pay in it?

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