Re: Back pay??
In 2006, the President signed the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 which requires that past-due monthly SSI benefits that exceed three times the maximum monthly benefit payable to the individual be paid in up to three installment payments, 6 months apart. The law also limits the amount of the first two installment payments to three times the maximum monthly benefit. All remaining benefits due are to be paid in the third installment 6 months later.
The amounts of the installment payments may be increased in certain cases, such as those in which the individual has outstanding debt relating to food, clothing, or shelter, or has necessary medical needs.