I have been awarded disability June 2018 I am going to be receiving 8 years of back pay my social security office has been working on my case for 7 months and has still not given me the total amount of my award I need toknowhow much this total award is going to be it's going to be a large amount and I need to know what to do with it because I live in housing and I don't want it to become an asset and affect my housing eligibility my social security office is terrible they've given me the runaround can you please help me?
I'm sorry, but I don't have any answers for you. It's unusual that it would take so long to process an awarded claim, but it's also extremely unusual to have 8 years of back pay involved. The only thing I can suggest is to continue contacting Social Security regularly to check on the status of your claim.
My only expertise is Social Security benefits, so I have no idea how receipt of the back pay might affect your housing eligibility. You'll probably need to contact the agency that handles that program for answers.