What is the name of your state? NY Hello everyone, and thanks ahead for any replies. I got a call today from my SSDI rep. I am approved for SSD and SSI also. The rep said that I shouldn't bother with the SSI because I will receive more from SSD anyway and also If I get the SSI then I will be responsible for paying money back to the welfare program that's helped me for the last 7 months. As with SSD I will not have to pay anything back and will get back pay from 12/05 until now. Has anyone ever heard of this? Should I withdraw my SSI application?