Denied. Received settlement in 2001 BUT in 2002 I received letter I was approved for disability! They did not pay me retro to my original applcation date. Now in 2014 I apply for widow benefits in August, Sept social security withheld $546 NEVER sent a letter nothing. I call and call to find out there's a worker's comp. Hold on the funds! Long story short, is social security allowed to withhold that$ ? Btw I contacted w.c. files have been destroyed due to length of time but w.c. contacted s.s. and sent them a payment history and released the hold. Idk what is going on? Should I get a lawyer? Please help me!
If the only hold is the $546, and that has now been released and you got the money, then it sounds like your problem is solved. Beyond that, it is a little difficult to follow what your issue is. It wouldn't hurt for you to consult a Social Security Lawyer, if you feel you are due money from Social Security. Best of luck to you.
No dont get a lawyer for that small amount. Contact your congressional representative.
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You should get an experienced workers' comp lawyer to review the set-off amounts, and try to obtain the settlement documents from your former WC lawyer or from the insurance company (although the paper files may be destroyed, most insurance companies and the State of Florida scan these documents for permanent storage). Good luck!
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