i am on SSI. Just because I live with family, even though i pay rent, food, etc, It is counted as "income/resources" just because they are family. They deducted my check amount and expect me to live with $50 for food a month. You can't even get one weeks of food for that....
This summer after I moved out of my apartment(paying rent) and moving where I am now(paying rent), I stayed with my aunt for 3 weeks and I had to pay back SSI for than month bc they called it income-even though i payed for everything. it was basically like visiting family, or vacation or something, but I had to pay them back, making it really hard to pay bills the month they chose to deduct this.
I don't know how they expect any one person to live independently on a $700 check...but I sure do appreciate the insurance no matter how annoying all the rules and such are, and I guess in the grand scheme of things, since I've never really worked, I don't really "deserve" the small amount i do get. So I will try and not complain. Some have it a lot worse
Post Edited (AngMichelle) : 11/24/2014 6:34:01 PM (GMT-7)