Originally Posted by sue 5678
I just recently got approved for dissability, i still have'nt recieved my first benifit check, but i got a call to day from govt. asking me questions about vehicles, house payment my husbands check stubs?? the lady basically told me that, it was to see if i qualify for a ssdi payment for the 5 mths that i was applying for dissability. I asked her if it was for my back pay she said yes.. what does this all mean? is it just routine, or should i just forget about getting back pay..?
Congradulations getting approved . I do however, find it a little odd that they would be calling you ? Usually they will mail out an apointment letter requesting you to go in your local Social Security Office, and have in the letter what to bring with you , all those papers , with you to the appointment.
IMO, if the lady was aking you those type of questions , it was for SSI. Not SSDI. Those are 2 separate programs. SSI is the program that needs this type of information, not SSDI. SSI is a income based program , and requries a person to meet certain income guidelines and is strict about this . That is why she was asking about all your personal , financial , information, including your husbands.
SSDI is not an income based program, however in order to recieve SSDI the individual needs to have enough work credits that has paid into Social Security throughout the years to qualify them for SSDI. SSDI does not look at your assests. SSI does. The bad thing about SSI is when a person dies and is on SSI everything else goes to the government> The person loses everything. If there is anything left of value. A house, propperty , cars and so on.
If you get any backpay for SSI it will be paid to you in installments, for SSI.