Originally Posted by badbackpain
My questions are are my children eligible for back pay as well and I know I will get medicare now but what about the kids what do they get for insurance? Also how long does it take to receive money from SSI?
First, let me say "CONGRATS." I know you must be pleased. In fact, you probably have a mixed bag of emotions....Excited, relieved, stressed, and even somewhat upset that it took so long. I experienced all of the same things as I had to wait quite a while as well. Sounds as if you have a good attorney.
To answer your questions, you are covered by Medicare, but they are not. They can qualify for "no child left behind", depending on household income...Or they can go on another parent's policy. Your back pay will come first, then your children's. You will actually have to "apply" for your childrens, which is nothing more than a phone interview / conversation with SS....Then, you'll sign the application and send in copies of their birth certificate(s).
Once the order is signed and submitted to SS, your money should come within 30-60 days....You will get a statement or explanation in the mail telling you exactly how the arrived @ the amt & etc. It's not unsual for you to get the check or direct deposit first. You will get a check that has the back pay + your most recent month. Then, you'll get a check every month thereafter.
Just a heads up, you have to pay back taxes on the lump sum, so don't spend it all. The IRS has a special brochure / publication on lump sums and how to figure / pay.
Good luck, and please let me know if I can help further.