Re: No Backpay Yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They deduct what you got in SSI from your SSDI lump sum. The attorney takes out thier fee,which is whatever they can possibly "steal" from you. It takes forever for them to do anything!!! We got our award letter from SSDI and it said 34k, then we got this payment of 5k from SSI,then when we finally got our lump sum from SSDI it was only 23k
When we found out what the breakdown was, we found out they took the 5k out along with the attorney's 5,300 fee (maximum he can take, for a job not done-we were approved BEFORE even having a hearing,because of audits!)
They are terrible about being speedy with anything. I wish you all of the luck, hopefully soon you will have you money---take care,Rachel