Can someone help me by telling me what I can spend my sons Dedicated acct on?

Vanessa - posted on 02/28/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son just is approved for ssi benefits and I had to set up two accounts a Representative Payee account for his monthly benefits & a Dedicated Account for the Retropayments which they are giving to him in 3 payments every 6 months.His SSi worker told me today by tomorrow the funds will be in his account but when I asked what do I need to spend it on (dedicated account) he just told me briefly but my son doesnt have any hospital bills or wheelchairs or anything like that.He has Psychotic mood disorder,Anxiety,Depression.He has anger whcih he destroys furniture in our home Can I spend it on that?What can I spend it on?HELP ME PLEASE?!!!

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Beth - posted on 03/07/2012

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I have experience with the two accounts. You need permission to spend any of the money from the second dedicated account. When my daughter was younger we used some of the money to pay for her braces, and for a new computer to use to do educational computer programs. Do not spend any of the money without permission. If you do and you spent it on something not approved, you will have to pay the money back!

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April - posted on 10/06/2012

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my daughter has a Dedicated account,am I aloud to buy her things such as a computer she is home schooled or fix my car,gas for her doctor appointments?

Melissa - posted on 03/10/2012

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i was told by ssi cause i hounded them and asked many question, i took my sons retro pay and made him a play room with a breakfest nook and shelvers and my husband even made one of the walls magnetic and made a chalkboard so the room could be used for his theropist that comes to the house. We were told that we could use it anyway to make his life easier so i cut my hours at work and use it on bills and activities designed for kids like him. I asked if the was okay since my son has autism and anxiety and i work third and there are times he wont sleep with out me home and they said since me being home is at the best intrest of my son it was acceptable

User - posted on 03/07/2012

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no, anything that cost less then his monthy check you cannot use that money for is what i was told.

Victoria - posted on 03/05/2012

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I would say you could buy a car too, you would be using it to transport your son. I'm not familiar with the insatllments we never had that. And she's been recieving SSI for six years and has only had one review and we have never had to show reciepts although I pay for things from her account using a debit card

Vanessa - posted on 03/05/2012

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what about a car because my car is old and run down i need something more reliable and spacious?Also, he will be getting his dedicated funds in 3 installments every 6 months,If I request money earlier than that do they need all the receipts to prove what was spent on for the first installment payment they released prior or is that when i have to go to his review in a year?thank you!

Vanessa - posted on 03/05/2012

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what about a car because my car is old and run down i need something more reliable and spacious?Also, he will be getting his dedicated funds in 3 installments every 6 months,If I request money earlier than that do they need all the receipts to prove what was spent on for the first installment payment they released prior or is that when i have to go to his review in a year?thank you!

Victoria - posted on 03/02/2012

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My daughter has similar problems and also receives SSI. anything that benefits your son you can use it for almost anything. You could buy a flat screen and as long as your son gets to watch it then it's benefiting him. pay bills out of that account your rent or mortgage and keep receipts.

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