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HelloThis is Samuel. Such delays are common. Your attorneys need to be sure that everyone who has a legitimate claim on your case are paid before they forward your share to you. So yes, it is true.
Social Security, and Medicare all have a right to any reimbursements.
You could consider consulting with a settlement liquidation firm and see how much they will front you until your funds are available.
I cannot give a one on one referral. I suggest you can talk to your bank and see if they have suggestions for such companies.