Received a large sum back payment two months ago but no letter.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:38

I receive SSDI and back in August I received a lump sum payment of $6,460 from SSA TREAS 310. I waited a month to spend it in case it was a mistake or if a letter came but no letters ever came saying if it was a back payment or if it was back pay.

Rent came due and I had to dip into the money I was sent to help pay rent, buy groceries, clothes for work, etc. I just checked my payment history and the large payment that was listed before is now gone. I have received other large back payments as well and those payments aren't in my payment history either.

I checked my overpayments to make sure I wasn't overpaid but there is nothing listed there. Has anyone dealt with this issue before?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 15:07 Permalink

Hi there,
You may want to contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:28 Permalink

I am payee for my 22 yr old daughter.I am expecting a large back pay. I don't know what to do with it.She doesnt need any special equipment and she has medicaid.What are other things I can purchase with her backpay.It seems useless to save it all after waiting 5 yrs to be approved.Anysuggestions?


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 09:37 Permalink

Hi There,

It is always best to double check with the SSA with any specific questions you have regarding how to spend Social Security payments.

Donna Cerasaro (not verified)
Fri, 05/15/2020 - 08:14 Permalink

Good Morning,
Start an ABLE trust fund (google it)if she qualifies.

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