I am the mother of a child with autism. About 4 years ago, I went to the SS offfice and signed up for SSI-thinking it would be hard to obtain. The state I was in didn't make me fill out anything. Later, I moved to NJ, where it is much harder to apply for these benefits. When I arrived in the state, I called the SS office and asked if my benefits could be transferred to NJ-even though I was receiving my benefits through direct deposit. I even asked if I have to come down to the office to fill out anything-and the reply was "no" it can be done over the phone. I have been working most of this time and file my tax returns-which is public information. Although I don't think I will qualify, I want to stop the payments without looking guilty. I have no receipts and am nervous about turning over my bank statements. I am willing to repay what I am supposed to. I am scared to death! I am considering hiring a lawyer for the review. Although I didn't spend the money on excess, I did use some of it for bills-which there are a lot of. I don't want to go to jail! Help!