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 Dexter c. Johnson (not verified)

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:04 Permalink

Hi Dexter,
I could not say, you may want to contact the SSA regarding your back pay.

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 01/10/2018 - 04:15 Permalink

My son got approved for ssi his first payment was 648 in November but i receive 820 in October is that October payment a back pay??? I'm confuse a little because i was told he have to have his own account open for back pay ???

Laura watson (not verified)
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:31 Permalink

I had one a diabilitycase back in 1999 yr or2000anyway I was not here to receive all the backpayfrom the 10im on ssi now &they still have not gave me it all,


In reply to by Laura watson (not verified)

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:12 Permalink

Hi Laura,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may not be eligible for backpay for various reasons, you may want to contact the SSA regarding this.

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:54 Permalink

My grand son receive ssi he got back pay of just 5,000 he receive some the 6 months after he started receveing benefits every six months this is the last payment for jan. Will it come on same date as others?

Anonymous (not verified)
Sun, 01/14/2018 - 03:06 Permalink

If I lose my rights to my SSI would I still get my back money that's all to me


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:54 Permalink

Hi there,
You would be eligible for back pay if you were eligible for that back pay at the time of your application.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sun, 01/14/2018 - 21:35 Permalink

keep in mind the way Social Security explained to me is the monthly SSI checks are a month behind which meaning The check you receive in January is for December & etc.

DeannaIsiordia (not verified)
Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:22 Permalink

I got my sons first backpay on November 15th..but in the letter it stated I would receive payments every 2 months..after reading here I see everyone posts its every 6 months...i'm located in washington state..does that make a difference?


In reply to by DeannaIsiordia (not verified)

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:14 Permalink

Hi there,
You can find more information about your son's disability benefits in the award letter, Washington state may disburse supplemental benefits every two months but SSI back pay is paid out in six month installments unless your case is a dire need case.

Sandra Johnson (not verified)
Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:52 Permalink

I have had two different ssi workers tell me two different stories about my back pay. How often do you get your backpay

Sandra Johnson (not verified)
Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:56 Permalink

I want to buy me a rv to live in and make payments on it. How can I get my full amount of backpay so I can buy the rv


In reply to by Sandra Johnson (not verified)

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:33 Permalink

Hi Sandra,

Once approved you get backpay usually in 3 installments, then you will get your month to month payment.

Alexis (not verified)
Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:36 Permalink

My son was approved for SSI in Oct. We met with SSI in the 1st week of Nov. She said give her 2 weeks and he will get his back pay and SSI payment. He had his 1st payment Dec 1st. Still no back pay. I have called many times and they say that it's not in processing. Then I went down there and they told me that it should be there on Monday which was Martin Luther king Day. Still haven't seen it. I'm so confused what to do next. Anyone have a hard time receiving back pay.

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