Complaint / review text:
This agency is one of the worst agencies in the Federal Government. I was approved for VA Disability after 2 1/2 years of fighting with them. I was rated 100% Permanent and Total Disability from the VA. I filed for Social Security Disability (which I paid into) and was denied, stating that I was able to work. I appealed this, and was denied again. I then had to get an attorney to fight them for 3 years. After 3 years of fighting with them, wasting your taxpayer dollars, a Judge approved me at a hearing.
Now that I've been approved, it has been a whole process about getting monthly benefits/back payment. I have called numerous times about this and there has not been one person within Social Security to give me the same answer as anyone else. They make up things to tell you. Their fake rules change daily. I think when people call and ask about back pay they have a hat with answers in it. They just pick a answer, and that's the one you get. I've heard "2-3 business days from today" to "It's a minimum of 6 months after you receive a Favorable Decision". Social Security wasted money and time. The VA has a MUCH higher standard for Disability. If the VA says you are permanently disabled, then you should be deemed so for Social Security reasons.