I have a problem!
I had a heart attack and back injuries in 2001. I was not able to return to work. I was told my a number of doctors. It took till 2006 for me to get SSDI benefits. Before I had SSDI Benefits I had a long term Insurance that I had though work. They were paying me a monthly income from 2001 till 2006. It was based on 60% of my working salary.
The representative beneficiary (your wife) is responsible for paying back the portion that was sent to her, not you.
Appeal the decision for the reasons stated above. If it goes to a hearing, the ALJ will surely rule in your favor.
Also, contact your local Independent Living Resource Center and ask if they can help resolve this situation.
(I work as a contractor for the OHA as a hearings monitor)
Ron, I'm not able to answer your question unfortunately. But I have gone through the process of applying for SSD and am currently receiving benefits. One of the most helpful sources of information I found was a website on MSN. The site is http://groups.msn.com/SocialSecurityDisabilityCoalition
My suggestion would be to post this question there and the site's founder, Linda Fullerton will help you find the answer.
How about asking the lawyer who won your appeal and got you the money in your checkig account? He or she should know who can help you.
Call your local Assemblyman/Assemblywoman ,tell them your story & ask if they can help direct you to someone that will help.Ours told me to get a lawyer and tell the JUDGE that they wanted a letter because they were interested in the results of the case.. I finally won disability. It was automatically changed to SSI when I hit that age.Good Luck and Don't give up. GG Vi
Have you contacted the long term disability company and told them what is going on? Maybe they would pursue her for the repayment. Otherwise it seems that you need a lawyer to straighten this out and to make sure that your exwife only received the child support that was due her if any. Good Luck!
I don't understand who you are talking about. I never heard of that postion here.
local Independent Living Resource Center
I don't know who this is also.
WOW! If you paid your child support out of pocket I hope you have receipts. If the money was paid directly to your exwife from your long term insurance. I don't understand how your responsible. I received SSDI for my two sons from their father before he passed. I can tell you that the SSDI that is paid to your exwife is your child support as long as it meets your obligations. If not you will have to meet the gap or file a hard ship to get it lowered. Or in my case I just exceptet the SSDI and didn't hold him for the gap. I knew he couldn't do anything about his situation but some people are just looking for a dollar. Can you prove that the children lived in your home for the times you stated? Take your proof to your local SSI office. They might not do anything I asume that you didn't have physical custody your exwife did. That's a court matter if you can prove the children were with you SSDI for that time should go to you. You really need to take the matter to court to change the physical costody times so its documented that you had the children. Then she will not only owe the money back to the insurance company but to you as well. That will prove to the long term ins. and SSDI money was not hers in the first place and go after her. You hear about men getting the raw deal all the time in support and costody issues. You have to fight this battle. You should not have to pay double and that is what will happen if you don't.
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