I have been on SSD since 2007 and have a payee representative. My payee representative lives with me and we had a baby back in 2007 shortly after I received SSD. We never reported the child to Social Security simply because we didn't know we had to and we never knew the child could receive benefits. We just reported the child a month ago and had a telephone interview with social security. They said that the child could be eligible for back pay since 2007 when I became disabled or benefits may begin the month it was reported. I don't receive much through SSD and my payee rep does not make alot of money. All three of us live in the same household and are under the federal poverty income for our state.
After the telephone interview, they said someone will call you. They just left it at that!
My question is how does Social Security determine how much back pay or if any back pay is given at all? Will we even qualify for benefits monthly at all? Why are they taking so long to resolve this? They are just adding a child, kinda like an authorized user on a credit card... right? How do they know how much or calculate the amount of money the child receives monthly?
Any help, opinion, or suggestion would be appreciated. Thank You!