I applied for SSDI/SSI in Dec. 2009. I have had an ongoing AOD issue since Dec. 2009. The local SSA FO incorrectly entered my AOD as 8 years beyond the date I submitted; she entered my protective filing date as my AOD for SSDI, and I've been fighting this issue for 4 years. The AC remanded the 1st ALJ denial with instructions to correct my AOD to the date I submitted, yet the same ALJ during the 2nd hearing failed to make these corrections. In doing so, the ME was not given access to 8 years of my medical record (the most important years of my medical evidence). Nevertheless, the ME agreed I met a listing, but at a much later date than my AOD. The ALJ dismissed my SSDI claim (because of AOD and DLI issues); awarded me SSI, but at a much later AOD date. My rep didn't object to anything.
Even though I was awarded SSI, I ultimately did not qualify when it came to the asset limit. At the time of the ALJ decision, my assets happened to be slightly over the asset limit. I was able to convince my rep to submit an appeal of a favorable decision (especially once he realized there was not going to be any back pay). Since the submission of that appeal, my assets have dropped below the $2,000 limit. Considering I am currently appealing both the SSDI dismissal and the SSI favorable decision (based upon an incorrect AOD), how will they handle my SSI award considering when my assets dropped? If/when I ultimately win my SSDI claim (and back pay goes all the way back to Dec. 2008), how will the SSA handle SSI calculations? In the event I am ultimately denied SSDI, will they recalculate any SSI back pay considering my assets dropped below $2,000? How are SSI payments/back pay actually calculated when the assets rise above and fall below the asset limit?