Saint Paul, MN asked in Social Security for Wisconsin

Q: I was receiving SSI. I received an inheritance which put me over the SSI resource limit so they stopped sending me SSI.

After a few months I spent it and am below the resource limit. They want proof. Is sending them my bank statements for those months enough proof to get my SSI back?

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Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Prattville, AL

A: Sending copies of your bank statements to Social Security may be enough to prove that you spend the funds that put you over the resource limit. However, Social Security may also ask for receipts of items or services that you purchased during spend down. You can also let them know about what household expenses you regularly pay that would be part of paying down to the SSI resource limit. See this link for some examples

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