Homeless woman proves Social Security owes her $100K

Posted at 6:36 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 18:36:58-04

A homeless woman who's been trying to prove Social Security owes her more than $100,000 may soon get her payout.

The Washington Post reports  80-year-old Wanda Witter moved to the District of Columbia in 1999 to seek work after losing her job as a machinist years earlier.

Witter remained jobless, and in 2006 decided to draw Social Security benefits. However, the monthly checks ranged from $900 to $300. Believing the checks were wrong, Witter didn't cash them and sought help.

Many thought Witter was crazy, but social worker Julie Turner confirmed Witter has paperwork proving her claims. Turner took Witter to attorney Daniela de la Piedra, who took on her case.

The lawyer says Witter should receive a $99,999 Social Security check soon.

Social Security officials declined to comment.