Q: i am the representative payee for my daughter who is on SSI. i was up for re-evaluation and the SSI said this...
Because my boyfriend lives with me they are considering us as a married couple. weve only been dating for 2 years, now they want HIS information ( bank routing numbers, vehicle registrations, ect...) He is not comfortable and has refused to submit these forms. can the ssi stop because of this reason? why are they considering us married when we ourselves havent came to that point yet? i have an appt with ssi on monday 09/18 at 10;30. need advise please
If a couple lives together, SSA will consider them to be household which is sharing expenses unless you prove otherwise. It really does not have anything to do with being married, they consider you to be sharing expenses with him by the fact that you are living together in the same place.
In other words, SSA will believe that your boyfriend is helping you out financially and that they should make deductions from your SSI because of this.
What you need to do is submit the Statement of Household Expenses and Contributions Form (SSA-8011) and specify who is paying what expenses.
They key to this is showing that you are paying for your fair share of household expenses (the total shelter and food expenses divided by the number of people in your household) to prevent SSA from making any deductions in your SSI.
Unfortunately, until you do this and document it with your rent, mortgage, and utility bills, SSA will presume that you are getting financial help from your boyfriend and make deductions in your SSI.
A: The Social Security Administration (SSA) may consider you and your boyfriend as a married couple if you are sharing a household and expenses. They might require your boyfriend's information to evaluate your daughter's eligibility for SSI accurately. If your boyfriend is uncomfortable providing this information, you should discuss the situation with the SSA during your appointment, explaining your relationship and the living arrangement. It's crucial to communicate openly and honestly with the SSA to ensure your daughter's benefits are correctly determined.
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