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According to the SSI online, loan money does not count as income and therefore does not reduce your benefits. http://www.ssa.gov/ssi/spotlights/spot-loans.htm
However, that money does count as a "resource" and goes toward your limit.
right ,but,I was over the asset limit several months of $3000 for a married couple.I always had like $5000 in my account.So I'm over the asset limit.But it is Loan money so will the charge me?and can I go to jail?Also,what about the welfare asset limit?I was over that also,and received Overpayments.I did not know I had to report loans
Yes, the loans count towards your asset limit and you're supposed to report them. If you're over the limit for a certain month, you can't receive SSI for that month. Any money you received while over the limit is an overpayment.
Ok,so will I go to jail or prison if they charge me for being over the asset limit?
Most likely not. You'll have to repay the money and will be charged a fine on top of that most likely, but you should not do any jail time for this type of offense.
Can they press charges on me for welfare fraud?
If you failed to report assets, yes.
ok so what am I looking at for charges.and can I go to jail
Unfortunately, without your exact charges, it's hard to say.
Again, I doubt you would do jail timoe.
the charges would be Fraud and overpayments
Can you give me the statute numbers?
I am not sure I just know they want to charge me with welfare fraud,and overpayments
Okay. Until I know the exact charges, I can't tell you what you're facing.
IF they do charge you, you're welcome to come back to this thread and I'll look them up for you.
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