In this video attorney Francis Jackson of the law firm of Jackson & MacNichol conducts a live Q & A session on Social Security Disability Training and answers the question: Is it true that there have been some changes to the retroactive payments of SSI? They have changed how they pay out for SSI. What they are doing is delaying payments. When you are found eligible they start your monthly benefits. They give you an initial benefit toward your retroactive payment of the equivalent of 3 months of benefits. Then they wait 6 months and give you another retroactive payment of the same amount. Then they wait another 6 months and whatever you are entitled to that they haven’t already paid you in those two payments, you get then. So they spread it out over a year.