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Author Topic: Almost 6 months still no backpay  (Read 1635 times)

sotiredoffighting

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Almost 6 months still no backpay
« on: January 30, 2017, 10:01:11 AM »
My lawyer was paid this month and he was surprised to know that I still haven't received my backpay. I have received two disability payments. My lawyer thinks the local ssa office may have some type of hold on it. He sent a letter for my funds to be released to local office. My question are: Will my back payment be direct deposited like my monthly payment? What could the hold up be? It will be six months in 3 days since I recieved my approval letter from judge. I have yet to receive any info on how much my backpay will be. How long after a representative is paid do they release the funds to claimant?

Impatiently waiting 😫

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Re: Almost 6 months still no backpay
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2017, 11:30:46 AM »
Can someone please offer some help/'suggestions? Idk what to do or think....I haven't called the local office in months because my lawyer told me every time I call it puts a hold on my disability because it starts process of applying me for SSI. Now that I have started getting disability payments... I'm not sure it matters. I have asked in past for local office to give me processing center info, but they wouldn't give me any numbers.

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Re: Almost 6 months still no backpay
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2017, 04:55:13 PM »
My best advice is to get your Congressperson involved at this point.  Six months is ridiculous, even if the back pay is large and requires a third signature - they have had plenty of time.
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Re: Almost 6 months still no backpay
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2017, 07:09:53 PM »
I'm going on 5 months since my award letter on September 3, 2016

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Re: Almost 6 months still no backpay
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 01:16:24 PM »
It's ridiculous. I talked to my lawyer again yesterday. He said there's no reason i shouldn't have it by now. He told me that the problem with the delay in backpay was solved now because a new law had been passed to resolve that. And that the local office would forward his letter to the payment center. I see there's at least 3 others on here having the same issue of delayed backpay. Please keep me posted and I will do the same.

 

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