Re: Question about backpay
First, you will receive a letter from the judge who issued your decision. It should be titled "Notice of Decision - Fully Favorable" Within about a month from that date you should receive a letter from the SSA that explain your benefits - how much backpay, when you will get your monthly paments, etc. All of this should happen within a 60 days period. It has been known to happen within less or more time. Sometime up until 90 days. In my case, the made a decision on October 28, 2008. I received the letter from the judge office on November 5, 2008. In about two weeks I received a letter from SSA that explained my benefits. On November 22, 2008 I received a bank deposit with all my backpay and received my first monthly payment on the second wednesday of the month in December 2008. Don't spend all your money, you will need to pay federal tax on this money. In many states, they don't make you pay taxes on disability income. However, you should check with you local tax office or whoever will be doing your tax return.