Fully Favorable decision but no benefits. Help!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 12/17/2017 - 23:20

My wife had to quit working in 2003 due to her mental and medical health problems. We filed her first disability claim in 2003, and 6 times after that (all denied) until, in 2012, she was awarded a "fully favorable" disability decision by Social Security. But...when it came time for benefits/payments/back pay they claim she couldn't get Supplemental SSI because household income too high. Then, they said she couldn't get Disability payments because she didn't have enough 'working credits' within 5 years of the favorable decision. Anyone know if there is ANY way to make them go back to the original claim in 2003 as things got progressively worse each year after that? It's now been 14 years since the initial claim and still no Disability benefits.

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:19 Permalink

Hi there,
I'm sorry to hear about that! Unfortunately, SSI benefits are based on income, and if you made multiple applications, the SSA would only consider information relating to the latest application.

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