2017 began for me feeling like it was nothing more than an extension of 2016. I was still in the midst of battle with Social Security. This battle began in October 2016 and was finally "resolved" (she says not very loudly and fearing the jinx) in April 2017. I was right, I knew I was right. I knew enough to check into these things, but still they were willing to have me pay back $12,000.00. It is crushing to have worked so hard to put things in place well ahead of time to ensure my child would be taken care of when I am gone and then feel as if everything was falling apart all at once. If I had not stuck to my guns and had just given up, either I would be paying back $12,000.00 or DC would have to pay it back in small increments from his SS check for the next 13 years!
But there was more: