Originally Posted by mscat40
I doubt that social security will make you re pay the backpay from SSI. I am unsure about what type of extra help you would like? is that SSI? SSI is all income based and a individual cannot have more then $2000 in resources. For a married couple it is $3000 . Is the "extra help" have to do with medicare costs? If so some people do get extra help paying monthly premiums , some do not . I don't think you messed anything up, sometimes it take a couple months until social securtiy figures out everytihng and pays the right benefits .One , more thing, is the extra help food stamps?
Before this month Extra Help was paying my wife's Medicare Part B and D premiums. Also she only paid I think $2 for a doctor visit and $1.10 for generic drugs.
A few weeks ago she got a letter from Medicare saying they would start deducting $115.40 from here SSDI check each month. Since I assumed she would be losing Extra Help I signed her up for Medicare Advantage starting January 2012. Now if she gets to keep Extra Help that will make her Medicare Advantage payment only $9 a month and her prescription co-payment still $1.10. They did not take out any Medicare Part B or D in November so I assume Extra Help is still paying for those yet.
If I stir things up now and she loses her Extra Help she will have to pay almost half of her SSDI for Medicare and Medicare Advantage. She will then blame me for this happening.