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    billyjean Posts: 21, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 15, 2007, 03:31 PM
    Social security disability
    I filed for SSI disability several years ago and received it. At the time I didn't know what was wrong with me. I have found out recently that I have lyme disease and the doctor thinks I have had it since I was in 8th grade. That would be over forty years.
    At the time I filed for SSID I didn't have enough credits for regular SSD and I still do not have enough.
    My question is since I got sick when I was so young can I go back and file again for SSD since you don't need as many credits when you are younger?
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    AltaVista Posts: 70, Reputation: 12
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    Jul 22, 2007, 10:40 PM
    A couple of things: You were awarded SSI Disability and have been collecting the payments for some time now. You're receiving the same amount (basically - a couple of 'what ifs' can come into play here) as everyone else receiving SSI. There's no way SSA is going to suddenly re-open / review your entire case and give you retro pay for 40 years. And the fact that your doctor "thinks" you might have had it for a long time is Never going to fly. Your 'claim' was received and approved, be happy with that! I just heard there are apprx. 500,000 'claims' waiting to be processed...
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    kayakinggirl Posts: 58, Reputation: 5
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    Sep 11, 2007, 05:37 PM
    You may, however be eligible for CIB ( child's insurance benefits) if one of your parents was recing disability before you turned 22 and can prove it.
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    N0help4u Posts: 19,823, Reputation: 2035
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    Sep 30, 2007, 05:37 AM
    They never go back further than the date you applied.

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