So about 3 weeks ago I submitted my SSDI forms online. Today I get a phone call from them (of course no way of knowing they were actually the SSA, but I still have to confirm all my vital info to them over the one). Then they need to double check some info. Of course what they need to check is things that they have I their official printouts in front of them. They ask when I stopped working from "X" job- I told them, but it seems there was a small payment made afterwards in the next calendar year closing out vacation pay or whatever. So of course this gets flagged as I stopped working in December, but got a final payment in January. And of course there is mass confusion as between stopping working full time, and filing, I tried a number of part time jobs to try and find something I could do, and while none were very long, or for much money, SSA seems freaked out by exactly how long and for how much I worked... but then it seems they have this info right in front of them from computer reports, but I have to tell them off the top of my head how many hours per week I worked at some crappy $8 an hour job I held for 4 weeks. And then of course I think the poor woman's head exploded because I had some minor self employment income I reported- oh my God I'm actually trying to find something I can do and make any money I can... I must be hiding something! Especially as I reported it all on my taxes and their forms. And they have every single piece of this in their computer databases on me. So I guess I now have more forms I have to fill out and return in less than 2 weeks. And I have to find ORIGINAL pay stubbs, and W2's and tax forms, and all that- and somehow fit information that does not go into any box on the form. This will be really fun.