|Seal of the United States Social Security Administration. It appears on Social Security cards. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
I called Monday morning and left messages for the person that I had met with on November 7th and with the person whose name was on the letter I received. On Tuesday, I left messages with both people as well. I also tried to speak with anybody who would answer the phone. That person was no help at all, making excuses that they were short staffed and would not even look up my son's account. Wednesday morning, I left messages again with the people that I thought could help me. I never received a call back. Thankfully, I did speak with somebody who looked up my son's records, assured me that everything was up to date, and that he would begin receiving his full benefit on January 1st.
On Friday, I checked the bank account that we are using for my son's SSI benefit and saw that he had received his normal deposit that had been reduced by the in kind support. Today, I went into the accounts to check the balance. I was pleasantly surprised to find a second deposit pending for my son's account. It was for the amount that they had been reducing his benefit due to the in kind support that he had been receiving. So, it looks like he is actually going to start receiving his full benefit this month rather than next month. It couldn't come at a better time as we have to get him a new mattress and box spring before he comes home at Christmas break.