Some of Madoff's victim's are claiming that they deserve to be paid back more money than they actually lost.
"Thousands of long-term investors, including elderly people who lived for decades on withdrawals from their Madoff accounts, do not qualify for S.I.P.C. payments because they withdrew considerably more over time than they originally entrusted to Mr. Madoff, Barry Lax, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said."
A lot of Madoff's investors are arguing that they should receive an amount reflecting the fictional account balances that Madoff had fabricated. Do these people really deserve to receive money that never actually existed or belonged to them, especially if they withdrew more over time than they originally payed in?