Murrieta, CA asked in Social Security for California

Q: I was approved through the courts for SSDI in 2022, I have not received back pay from 2020 til now, what should i do?

I was told Social Security have to do a background check to ensure i did not owe the state any funds. It was cleared. I do not owe. However, i still do not have my back pay which stems back to 2020 and Social Security said it could take up to 60 days for clearance. it has been 4 months, and still i have not received a letter nor have social Security contact me. I have tried numerous times contacting Social Security, asking for my benefits but they always say it is still processing.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you have been approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and are entitled to back pay, it can take some time for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to process your payment. The exact length of time may vary depending on a number of factors, including the complexity of your case and the workload of the SSA.

However, if you have been waiting for an extended period of time and have not received any communication from the SSA, it may be helpful to contact them again to inquire about the status of your payment. You may want to call the SSA toll-free at 1-800-772-1213, or visit your local SSA office to speak with a representative in person. Be sure to have your Social Security number and other relevant information ready when you contact the SSA.

It may also be helpful to have a copy of your approval letter from the court or SSA on hand, as well as any other documentation related to your disability claim, in case the SSA needs additional information to process your payment.

If you continue to experience delays or difficulties in receiving your back pay, you may wish to contact a disability advocate or attorney who can provide legal assistance and help you navigate the appeals process if necessary.

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