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Sun Jun 3, 2018, 02:44 PM

Question about extra payments.

Does anyone know why someone who was receiving a regular disability payment of about 500/month would get an additional amount of 2200 on June 1? That seems strange to me and I can't find anything about it other than folks getting extra once they are approved, but this is long after having been approved and receiving regular deposits.

FYI I have no contact with this person, but a third person monitors their bank account and noticed it, so there is no communication to find out if there was a notice of explanation sent to the beneficiary.

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Kali Jun 2018 OP
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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2018, 03:20 PM

1. Maybe it is for the time between filing and receipt of the first check.

Of course, cash it but don't spend it until you get a satisfactory answer.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 3, 2018, 05:07 PM

4. Excellent advice

I am not familiar with disability but have experience with government overpayment when in the military. It sometimes happens that the government gives you too much money for whatever reason. They always figure it out and want their money back sooner or later. There are many stories I heard about while in the army of people that received double pay and then spent it. Eventually the error was discovered and then the individual would not receive any money until the overpayment had been recouped. All the soldier receive wasn't earning and leave statement (ELS) that stated No Pay Due.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2018, 03:29 PM

2. Check with your local SS office

If they made a mistake they will expect it back.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2018, 03:42 PM

3. The amounts you specify

Sound like it could be a possible change in designation from supplemental ( SSI ) to full disability (SSD). This happened to me during the time my dad was sick and on disability which meant I qualified for a change in status. But when my dad got better, and off help then my status reverted to just supplemental again.

If social security decides that you should have been eligible for the higher payment they will give out big lump sums or just switch from that point forward.

Though my advice before you know more is to continue sticking to the budget like the recipient only gets the smaller 500 payment if possible. Because itís quite possible they will decide they have erred and then send a scary letter asking for the money back ( which is what happened to me )

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