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Experience:  37 plus years of SSD practice
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I've been on a rate assistance program from Seattle City

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I've been on a rate assistance program from Seattle City Light co for the years 2004 to 2012. Qualification was based on NET income. In 2012 they changed the law to be based on GROSS income. They allow no exemptions even for supplement Medicare insurance or Medicare payments. This put me over their allowable income. I've been fighting with them for 4 years on the basis that all of a disabled person's SS income is not RETIREMENT INCOME; that a percentage is extra for medical needs. I've phoned SS and they agree with me but could not give me anything in writing to give Seattle city Light. Previously my bills were about $107 every 2 months. Now they are between $350 - $400. Can you help me ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

You are looking for an SS law that says your SS Disability payments are not equal to your full retirement SS amount? I am not sure you will find that, unless I am misunderstanding you?