SSI back payment benefits may be deducted from SSD back pay
"I received my disability letter and it stated my back pay March 2010 through July 2011 is being withheld to see if a reduction due to ssi. I never received ssi however I did receive unemployment during part of that time does that take any part of my back pay? Also would I get the full monthly payment 1,061.00 for the 16 months as stated - March 2010 - July 2011 in one lump sum or installments. Thank You"
Like many people you may be confused about SSI benefits, when you filed for Social Security disability benefits you most likely filed a SSI disability claim as well.
In your case it appears that you met the income and resource limits of the SSI disability program at that time. If you did indeed file for both, there is a chance that you might be entitled to some SSI benefits prior to becoming entitled to your full Social Security benefits.
SSI disability benefits are not paid prior to being found medically disabled, so you would not have received them during the time you were waiting for your medical disability decision. If you are entitled to SSI back payment benefits, the amount you receive will be deducted from your Social Security disability back pay because SSI is a need based disability program. If you are actually ineligible for any SSI benefits due to your resources or income, you will receive your full back payment for the months of March 2010 through July 2011.
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