disabilty tax issue!
my wife has been disabiled since Jan.2007, long term started april 2007, she applied for and recieved social security diability assitance December 2008. they sent her a check for $20,000.00 in the second week of December 2008 to reimberse her long term disabilty provider. She immediately let her long term provider she was approved,and mailed them the approvel letter. The long term provider let her know January 3, 2009 that she owed them $19,000.00, in which she sent them a check for. My question is , do we have to pay taxes on the $20,000.00 ? thanks for any advice!!!