Martinsville, VA asked in Social Security for Virginia

Q: Do I have to report that check? and is there any chance it will affect the amount I receive from SSI?

I received a $900 check from a restitution payment that was owed to me 17 years ago. I used that money to purchase a car. The transmission went out on the car I had when I started receiving my SSI. I have the receipts to show that I purchased the car with the check. and papers proving what happened to the car I had when I signed up for SSI. I am allowed to own one home and one car.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: SSI is welfare disability. If you have "income" from other sources, then it normally must be reported. You are right. You are allowed to have one car. If you have further questions, you may want to contact legal aid in your area.

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