How Do Living Arrangements Affect SSI?By Kenton Koszdin on August 16, 2021 | In Blogs
Your personal living arrangement can affect your SSI benefits. The federal government categorizes a person’s living arrangement. The four levels the government uses are A, B, C, or D. The amount of SSI benefit is lower if you receive ‘In-kind Maintenance and Support’. This is a common issue and a variety of living arrangements and circumstances in which this may apply.
Here are a few examples:
- Benefits reduce if you live in a home belonging to someone else and pay less than your fair share of the expenses.
- If you live alone, and someone pays all of your expenses including, food, utilities, and rent, the benefit will reduce.
- If you are in a private or public treatment facility and Medicaid pays for more than half of your care, that affects the amount of your SSI benefit. For example, if you are in a facility for an entire month, you will be limited to $30.
- If you are homeless, the benefits will be the same as someone who lives on their own.
- If you live in a public homeless shelter, you will receive maximum SSI benefits for six months during any nine months.
- If you are a child living with at least one of your parents.
As you can see, In-kind Maintenance and Support depends on your housing and living circumstances, and you should keep this in mind.
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