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It will not affect his or her social security disability benefits but his or her SSI benefits will be reduced accordingly.
SSI benefits are need based so any type of income or help, monetary or nonmonetary will affect the benefits. For SSI purposes income includes:
Income, for the purposes of SSI includes:
money you earn from work;
money you receive from other sources, such as Social Security benefits, workers compensation, unemployment benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs, friends or relatives; and
free food or shelter.
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Yes, SS agent can request his bank accounts statements and if he refuses, he may loose the benefits. Because of his limited income he will most likely not be required to pay it back, instead the benefits can stop for period of time. Instead of sending him cash you can pay his car insurance for instance or medical bill.
Yes, his benefits will reinstated as long as he still qualify. The SS agent will need to make this determination.
This is evaluated case by case by the SS.