I had an attorney and fought my case for 3 years I was awareded SSI and back pay for 3 years. SSI says I can not get the lump sum they will speed it into 3 payments at 3mo, 6mo and final amount 6mo so we’ll over a year free I was awarded. They paid my attorney a lump sum off the top. If I get married will I lose my back pay? I understand I may lose my current monthly benefits but unsure of the back pay owed to me.