hi-i am hoping someone can help with my questions. i have a child (age 24) who has been awarded SSD benefits. she had to wait 5 months but because of lung cancer became eligible right away. we also applied for SSI and was denied. she had over $2,000 in the bank because of a benefit that was held in her name. that is fine we understand. i sent copies of bank records that showed bank account balance as of 11/30 was all the way down to $400. now that she has had no money since then ($300 rent was due 12/1) how long does it take them to review SSI? First SSD benefits/check is due to her on 3/28/08. Does it take this long for them to review bank account statements that show there is no money and how is she to pay for things if she has no money since 12/2/07? What type of money if approved is she looking at getting if and when approved for SSI. We do not support her except buy her food during this time cause she lives on her own.