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Role of Resources
2148.1 How do resources affect SSI benefits?
The amount of your resources determines whether you are eligible for any given month. If your countable resources are within the limit for eligibility, they have no effect on the amount of your SSI payment. If you have too many resources, you are not eligible for SSI benefits. However, not everything you own is a resource and not all resources count.
2148.2 Does somebody else share responsibility for you?
In certain situations, a person is expected to share financial responsibility for another individual. If someone else shares financial responsibility for you, like a spouse or a parent if you are a child, the resources (and income) of that person(s) are also considered in determining your eligibility. (See §2167.)
Last Revised: Apr. 7, 2003
- How does income affect SSI benefits?
- Ownership of Resources
- Deeming from an Essential Person to an Eligible Qualified Individual
- Deeming from a Parent to a Child Under Age 18
- Countable Resources
- Eligibility Criteria Based on Need
- Deeming from an Ineligible Spouse to an Eligible Individual
- Eligible Couples
- How are resources counted?
- Adjustment of Benefits to Recover Overpayments
- How Income is Counted
- When are resources valued?
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