I have my award letter and it states I will get my first check for my monthly amount in late Feb and it gives the amount for the back pay but no approx date. I called my lawyers and they said they already got their part so it should be anytime but some guy at the ss office said it could be up to 6 months. It's crucial for me atm because I'm trying to move out of my folks place. I'd just like to hear other experiences of beneficiaries so I can get a better clue than that of 2 agencies who haven't had to wait themselves. I'd like to pay off my creditors before I move if possible.