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Why does she have it in the first place?
If your grandmother is the representative payee, then she must use the SSI benefits to take care of your day-to-day needs for food and shelter. Then, she must use the money for your medical and dental care that’s not covered by health insurance. She can also pay for the your personal needs, such as clothing and recreation. She has a duty to save any money left after she pays for your needs, preferably in an interest-bearing account or U.S. Savings Bonds. So the answer could be "Yes."
Only the Social Security Administration has the discretion and authority to designate, change, and enforce the duties of a representative payee. At the bottom of this link you can file a complaint and let the OIG open an investigation as to why she is keeping this money from you.
You can sue her for civil conversion in small claims court which is claim for when someone wrongfully exercises dominion and control over your property.
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