A determination on a Social Security Disability (SSD) claim can frequently take months or even years. This is because of systemic backlogs and long disability review processes.
If your application is granted after an extended period of time, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will almost certainly owe you months of back wages. These rewards may be paid in one lump sum or in installments.
They are referred to as a “lump-sum payment” if they are paid in one huge benefit check. If the amount of back pay benefits is relatively significant, the Social Security Administration may offer monthly payments instead. Installment payments are made in a sequence of three cheques six months apart.
If you are authorized for solely Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you will normally get back pay in a flat payment.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits may be paid in full or in installments, depending on the amount owed to you by the Social Security Administration (SSA).