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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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I am receiving disability and ssi. I was involved in a car

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I am receiving disability and ssi. I was involved in a car accident and am receiving a settlement. I need questions answered about how it will affect my benefits
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

You may ask a question here.

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

First, confirm what benefit you are receiving. You indicate you are receiving 2 benefits. Is that correct?

If so, how much do you receive from each?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
disabilty and ssi
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

ball park is fine

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
609.00 from disability, 144.00 from ssi i also get 83.78 for caretakers
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

OK, to clarify for you, SSI IS a disability benefit.

So, you get 144 from SSI.

What kind of disability program are you getting the 609 from? Is it Social Security (which is not SSI)?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you still here?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

Yes, I am sill waiting for your answers.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am going to do a wis pact trust. I want to keep some to pay money owed to people tha i borrowed. How much can i keep upfront that wont go in the trust?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also how will it affect my ssi
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

OK, because you are not answering my questions that are needed for a specific answer, I will understand that you wish for the more general:

Any money or other countable resources you have that exceed $2000 if you are single or $3000 if you are married, will cause you to be ineligible for SSI. As such, you should consider not spending any of the SSI money that may (likely) continue to arrive until SSA learns it must shut it off, because those moneys will be an "overpayment" and you will have to pay it back, either directly or via NOT getting SSI payments (or SSD payments) when the time comes that you are again eligible for SSI.

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.
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