I was awarded 5 years of backpay for SSD/SSI both. I never received SSI prior to being awarded by judge. I only received half of my SSD backpay and now they are saying that I won't get the rest because SSI took it. So they are only giving me the rest of my SSI backpay after a year. Can they keep the other half of my SSD awarded backpay like that? I'm now getting crumbs instead of the large sum the judge awarded me after 5 years of fighting for my disability. Can I do anything about this??
It is difficult to answer your question without having more facts. Typically SSI will be paid first and then they will deduct any SSI payments from your SSDI award once the SSDI is paid. I recommend you go to the SS office and ask for a printout of benefits paid and for a copy of your SSI and SSDI award letters. You should then consult with an attorney if the discrepancy is not cleared up.
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