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I am on SSA disability and have just received my monthly

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I am on SSA disability and have just received my monthly again after about two years. SSA owes me about 18 months of back pay. Every time I think that I am set to receive them they come with a reason not to pay. I live with 2 seniors who have keep my off the street for about two years this money was to go to them. I have a small scrape metal business that pays me about $40.00 a week now SSA has had a detective following me around also a tracker on my car. They are telling me that I have not reported my income. Well I was told by SSA to report it at the end of the year, it's not the end of the year. Also they have me traveling into Boston MA at least once a week which cost about $35.00 each time I go in. Where do they think I'm getting the money. My question is do I have any recourse with SSA. If it were not for the seniors I live with I would Be on the street. I owe them this money.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Taylor replied 1 year ago.

hi my name is ***** ***** i would be more than happy to help you with your question

Expert:  Taylor replied 1 year ago.

when were you approved for SSD (month/year)? when was the last time you received a check from the SSA?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
receive a check monthly just received a check in June after about 6 mon without one
Expert:  Taylor replied 1 year ago.

was there any backpay or was it simply one months amount?

Expert:  Taylor replied 1 year ago.

when you contacted the SSA office what do they tell you is the reason for not paying over the past 6 months?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there is about 18 mon of back pay
Expert:  Taylor replied 1 year ago.

that they owe you, right? I'm asking was the june check for one months amount or was it for 6 months worth?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the check in June was my regular disability check of $534.00
Expert:  Taylor replied 1 year ago.

did you contact the SSA when they were not paying you? what was their reasoning?

Expert:  Taylor replied 1 year ago.

have you been working during the past 18 months?

Expert:  Taylor replied 1 year ago.

when were you approved?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
they had me go into Boston to see an investigator apparently people had called in saying I was working and making big money I wasn't I am self employed because I cannot get hired because I have a record the only I can make a few bucks is by scraping metal
Expert:  Taylor replied 1 year ago.

alright. what month/year were you approved for disability?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not sure I think the year was 2010 not sure of month
Expert:  Taylor replied 1 year ago.

so you received your normal check for a number of years and then they stopped paying you? did they give you a reason?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
apparently someone was calling in on the tip line and reporting me this has happened about 3 time in the last 2 years .they just stop my SS check investigate and when I get my check in about 4 to 5 mons I have it for 1 or 2 mon and it starts all over again
Expert:  Taylor replied 1 year ago.

i would recommend contacting your SSA office and speaking to them. I am sure they will have more answers for you. Since my answers have not been overly helpful i will opt out so you do not have to pay. best of luck

Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.

This isCustomer I will be further assisting you with the case.

It appears that SSA is alleging disability fraud based on the tip that SSA received that you are working and not reporting your income. To avoid this issue in the future, you need report any income that you received to the SSA on monthly basis. You should also go into the SSA's local office with your current earnings to date and file your report to bring your reporting up to date. For more information, click on the link below:

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