[nabs-l] Question about SSI

Sami Osborne ligne14 at verizon.net
Fri Jun 3 14:42:14 UTC 2016


Hi Vejas and all,

I personally don't think that it is necessary to indicate to 
Social Security that you're living in the dorm.  The reason is 
that I've also been attending a blindness training center here in 
New York that is only an hour away from my house, and go home 
every weekend.  I have my home address for SSI, so that's where 
they send my monthly benefits to.  I have never had any problems 
with that; Social Security has never confronted me about what I 
do with my checks.  The only thing they have contacted me about 
was to go to a meeting back in May so that they could have proof 
of my blindness and hard of hearing.

So in summary, even though I live in the dorm at the training 
center (although like you I'll be finishing in two weeks and 
going back home for the summer), I still have my home address for 
receiveing my SSI benefits since it's only an hour away and since 
I go home on weekends.  By the way, I'll be doing the same for 
college in the fall, because my college is also only about 15-20 
minutes away from my house, and I'll also be living in the dorm 
during the week and going home on weekends.

I hope this helps and have a great first weekend in June!

Thanks,

Sami

 ----- Original Message -----
From: Suzanne Germano via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org
Date sent: Fri, 03 Jun 2016 06:51:38 -0500
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Question about SSI

It is much better to say you are living in the dorm.  That would 
give you
full SSI checks.  Do you pay rent at home? If you do you get full 
checks.

On Thursday, June 2, 2016, Vejas Vasiliauskas via NABS-L 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org
wrote:

 Hi All,
 I have a couple of questions regarding SSI.
 I am going to graduate from LCB in two weeks and moving back 
home for the
 summer, so I know that I will need to report that I am living 
back home.
 How far in advance do I need to do this, bearing in mind that my 
social
 security rep is not the best at answering calls?
 Secondly, I am going to be moving to my dorm in August.  The 
college that
 I am staying at is only 20 minutes away from home, which means 
that I can
 always go home on weekends and can come and go as I please.  I 
would
 obviously be staying at home for breaks also.  Would I still 
need to report
 about staying in the dorm?
 Thanks,
 Vejas

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