I receive SSI for my disabled son. I received a letter today stating his benifits have been reduced.
After the SS worker Drilling me last week about how much I spent on food and how much I charged him for rent, I am assumming I answered incorrectly.
I had a SS worker help me figure it out years ago, evidently I should have raised his rent and never GIVE him anything!
There has to be a formula they use. All I know is that my income has dropped. I didn't even think it mattered how much I make. Anyways...
My House PMT is 950.00
Electric - around 180-200.00
Gas - 40 -50 in summer- 100 150.00 in winter
I also have cable, internet, phone etc. But SS said that can't be included.
I told her 275.00 in Rent
75.00 per week for food
And what ever was left for personal items and his phone.
She stated he is not allowed to have any money for personal items and I absolutely NO phone.
So I am guessing that I did not charge him enough in rent and she feels he has luxury items such as internet and a phone. (Her words)
Should I simply raise the amount of rent? He is my only child, so there are only three of us in the house. We have a 2 BR/2Bth home. So he does have an equal space.
I just hate that it comes to this, he is my child! It seems as if I am suppose to detatch myself from him. They know people who live on SSI with NO outside help can hardly afford food yet alone anything else.....
Any Help would be appreciated.....