I have been on SSI for 20 years. A few years ago some freinds took me to the local casino. They gave me $20 to gamble I won about $3000. I filled out the government notification form before they gave me the money. I spent the money in about 3 days. Then I get a letter from my caseworker says I owe SSI all the money. My freind was a federal judge says they can only cut off the month that I got the money. A couple years later I have had 2 more caseworkers. The new one says that I have to notify her by phone within ten days or I owe all the money. They say my representative payee also owes the money even though he was not there and didnt know about it. Every time I go to SSI for a meeting my payee comes and also my freind that used to be a judge. None of the caseworkers before said anything about this ten day rule, call or you owe it all. So at the last meeting I asked for a hearing in front of a judge and the caseworker says if I do she will tell the judge I was gambling with my check which is not true. I do not have acess. I also asked her since I have a payee how can they expect me to remember about anything and besides I have to fill out the govt notification form before I get the money. My question is can they change the rules like this? This is confusing for me and my payee and my freind says they cant do it that way. They take $60 a month out of my check.