A question to moms with who receive ssi for themselves or their child.

Momofone1988 - posted on 07/23/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is 27 years old and has been on disability since he was 8. I have not been saving receipts because I was not aware that I had to. I feel so stupid because I should have read all of the papers that come every couple years for a review! What's going to happen to me? Can I go to jail or prison for not saving receipts? I've been really scared lately because I just realized I had to save receipts not more than a month ago. I'm afraid that if they ever ask for receipts I'll be screwed! I'm also an only parent and if something happens to me I'm afraid of where my son will end up! I'm all my son has...

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Adina - posted on 07/25/2015

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What's the entire story? Because you not saving receipts doesn't mean much unless you have worked and were overpaid benefits because you made over a certain amount of money. Then they ask for receipts to show medical expenses or daycare so you would not have to pay back the overpayment.

Dove - posted on 07/23/2015

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I think receiving SSI for a child is different than an adult receiving SSI for themselves as I do not have to save receipts or show proof of where/what I spent the money on at all. It's simply for me to live on.

Good luck!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/23/2015

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So I take it you haven't been sending back the statement of use?
No clue what they can do with you, but seriously, you're dealing with a government entity, and you should have followed instructions.
I don't have to save receipts for my son, I just have to state how the money was spent and if any was saved.

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