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Old 09-20-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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recalculating ssdi payment

Hello, My Husband was approved for ssdi on 7/16/2011 and he received backpay three weeks later. He also received his first payment on 8/24/2011. The problem is that they are offsetting it by 1140.00 due to workers comp. that he is not receiving. He hasnt received w.c. since 11/23/2010. We thought this would be an easy fix. We brought the information needed to prove he was not receiving w.c. to our local s.s. office on 7/26/2011, we found out before he received his first payment that they were offsetting. We thought his first payment would be corrected since we provided the info. a month before. We keep calling the 800 number only to be told it is being worked on by the payment center. I finnaly called our attorney and they called the payment center for us and they told them that it was basically just sitting there and that she would write it up for an adjuster and if we havent heard anything, to call back in 30 days. The lawyers office told us that it can take up to 6 months to get the payments recalculated. My question is if anyone knows why if it only took 3 weeks to get our backpay after approval, why would it take so long for them to recalculate his payments? The award letter says his payment is offsett 1140.00 due to w.c. All they have to do is add the 1140.00??!!! If anyone has any insight, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for letting me vent!

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Old 09-21-2011, 10:43 AM   #2
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Re: recalculating ssdi payment

Backpay is an automatic computer process based on # months due x benefit amount (including offsets they believe must be considered as these are in the SS system).

Sending an appeal in regard to WC or any payment issue is a "hands on" process where an SS staff member has to review for consideration. And given how overloaded SS staff are, it's hard to get anything done quickly that requires human evaluation.
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Old 09-21-2011, 02:22 PM   #3
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Re: recalculating ssdi payment

Thanks for responding. I do have one question though, you said when we do an appeal? We didn't file an appeal, they told us to just send the letter from the insurance co. that showed we no longer receive w.c. to our local s.s. office. Is there something else we should have done?

 
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Re: recalculating ssdi payment

Not an SS appeal but you are essentially "appealing" the benefit amount and denoting for them informational errors.
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Re: recalculating ssdi payment

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Not an SS appeal but you are essentially "appealing" the benefit amount and denoting for them informational errors.
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I notice you are readying yourself for surgery very soon - 6 days & counting. Let me wish you the very best and a huge success on the surgery. I know recovery can be a b!tch but with what you (and everyone) seems to go thru on the rehab part - its tuff... but you kick butt and make the best of it. Keep us up to date on your recovery.

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Old 09-22-2011, 10:58 AM   #6
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Re: recalculating ssdi payment

Thanks! Getting nervous but keeping busy with preparations, etc.
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Thanks! Getting nervous but keeping busy with preparations, etc.
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