You may be asking the above question if your disability benefits claim has been approved and you are entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Income (SSI) benefits. The answer is that it depends on the amount that you are entitled to receive and on whether your disability benefits will be drawn from SSD or SSI funds.
If you are entitled to SSD benefits, you may receive your back payment as a single lump sum. If you are owed a past-due SSI benefit amount, or if the back payment is less than $6,000, it will be issued in one payment. If the SSI back payment exceeds $6,000, it will most likely be disbursed in two or three installments.
If you have other questions about disability benefits and payments, read our other blog post.