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Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  22+ years legal exp. - 12+ years owning/operating her own SSD Law practice.
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Can an SSI/SSDI recipient pay representation and

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Can an SSI/SSDI recipient pay for legal representation and fines associated with a dui with Social Security funds received?
Does the dui need to be reported to Social Security? The plea bargain consisted of 5 days in jail (already served) and 6 months probation.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 2 years ago.
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Absolutely. You can spend your money in whatever legal way you wish. No, the DUI does not have to be reported to the SSA.
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