A homeless woman who lives in Washington D.C. spent nearly a decade trying to get someone to listen to her about errors with her Social Security benefits. Someone finally did.
Previously, she had worked as a machinist in New York, but was unable to find other employment after losing that job.
The previous employment made her eligible for Social Security benefits. She applied for them and started receiving them in 2006. However, Witter noticed problems with her benefit checks.
She believed the amounts were too small. The checks did not even come in consistent amounts. They ranged from between $300 to $900 a month.
Witter’s story is reported by ABC News in “Homeless Woman Proves Social Security Owes Her $100K.”
Witter refused to cash the checks and instead tried to get someone to help her sort out her benefits. No one listened to her and she was dismissed as a crazy homeless person.
That changed in 2015 when a social worker took the time to review Witter’s paperwork.
The social worker saw there was a problem and connected Witter to an attorney who agreed to take her case. The attorney was able to convince the Social Security Administration and Witter is now receiving benefits of $1,464 a month. She will also be receiving a check for $99,999 as payment for the amount she was owed and not paid previously.
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Reference: ABC News (Aug. 23, 2016) “Homeless Woman Proves Social Security Owes Her $100K.”