Justice Recalculated: Fixing Social Security’s mistake and finding a $15,000 windfall

Our client’s monthly Social Security disability check was lower than she expected. She knew her check would be offset by her worker’s compensation settlement, but she expected more than $200 a month.

In May 2017, she contacted us for help. We calculated the amount we believed she was due and filed a Request for Reconsideration asking the Social Security Administration (SSA) to redo their math. Two months later, SSA determined that they owed her more than $15,000 in retroactive benefits. Her monthly check was also increased to $900 a month.