Question about California SSIDI:
If someone is receiving monthly SSIDI payments, but is going to receive around a few thousand dollars as part of an unrelated small claims award, can that person receive the money and put it in his or her bank account (exceeding $2000) and spend it without losing benefits? How would one ever earn something like a one-time settlement that isn't enough to support the person, without losing benefits? What is Social Security likely to do if a person receives a few thousand dollars, spends it, and then reports the income and expenditure to Social Security within the allotted 10 days? What happens if the person keeps the money in his or her bank account without spending it quickly?