Re: Can I Charge a Rent from My Child Who Receives Social Security Benefits
so you paid off your house with your money. Great. You should be applauded for that, especially given today's financial issues.
I paid off the house mortgage using my own savings to save interests.
but you need to realize: you paid off your house. That is what people do. Whether your child is receiving SSA money or not, it is your obligation to provide for them and that includes a roof over their head, for free. You don't get to charge your child rent.
What you appear to be attempting to do is scam SSA and repay yourself. It really looks bad. If true, it really is appalling.
there are plenty of things you can spend the money on your child though. You can eat ham instead of spam. You can eat beef sold at the butcher instead of that with an Alpo label on it. You can use the money to essentially improve your standard of living but you cannot use it to pad your savings account.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.