Hi Friends, Thanks to everyone who has been replying to my SSI questions. I really appreciate it and I am in BLISS and relief after 2 years of waiting. Can anyone tell me if they got less than they expected in their lump sum? I went to SS office today and they told me I would get 18,000 plus however, I am eligible for 1600 a month. After being sick since Sept 06 I would expect more. I left messages with the federal level but they havne't gotten back to me. I wonder if they determine when my sick day started rather than just trusting my word. on all my med docs it states Sept 06. Perhaps they count it from the day of diagnosis?