Dependent Back Pay

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/26/2018 - 03:28

If I get back pay, will my dependents get back pay as well? And will they automatically receive payments or do I need to apply for them separately?

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 13:52 Permalink

Hello. If Social Security approves your claim and gives you back pay, you will receive benefits for every month that passed since you became eligible for SSDI. If you have a spouse or dependent children who are entitled to benefits based on your SSDI claim, they will also receive back pay.

Anne L Dolezal (not verified)
Tue, 02/04/2020 - 10:51 Permalink

I was approved for SSDI in July....My disabled (before age 22) son, was approved in November for Adult Benefits....will he get back pay???


In reply to by Anne L Dolezal (not verified)

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 16:46 Permalink

Hi Anne,

His awards letter should state if he is receiving back pay or not. It would depend on when the SSA deems as his "date of onset" for his disability and how long between applying and getting proved.

Jamie (not verified)
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 10:48 Permalink

Are my dependent child’s benefits included in mine or paid separately?


In reply to by Jamie (not verified)

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 12:23 Permalink

Hi Jamie, Each dependent can receive a monthly payment that is 50% of your own SSDI payment. It should be a separate payment

mshawn (not verified)
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 10:34 Permalink

been receiving ssdi and ssi payments for over 20yrs and now have 2 kids. do they qualified to receive payments


In reply to by mshawn (not verified)

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 14:30 Permalink

Hi mshawn,

Your children may be able to receive auxiliary benefits under your SSDI. They will need to be under 18 (or enrolled fulltime in school), unmarried, and your dependents.

Janith brown (not verified)
Tue, 06/02/2020 - 20:02 Permalink

How do you know how much you will recieve for ssi disability


In reply to by Janith brown (not verified)

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 15:03 Permalink

Hi Janith,

It varies on a case by case basis. When approved for benefits, your letter should state how much you'll be receiving.

Joe jangle (not verified)
Wed, 07/15/2020 - 14:12 Permalink

I just got approved for SSDI but it did not say if my kids will get money, and they are 6 and 8 years old do they do that seperate

Sally (not verified)
Mon, 08/31/2020 - 16:51 Permalink

If parent gets large back pay .
Are there any restrictions on spending money?


In reply to by Sally (not verified)

Fri, 09/04/2020 - 11:31 Permalink

Hi Sally,

Back pay should be used for expenses related your parents disability. For example, it cannot be used to pay for a family vacation. As you parents use the money, keep copies of the receipts to show how the money was used.

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