If someone is helping me pay for basic living expenses, can I still file for benefits?

In short, yes. Social Security programs do allow eligible recipients to find financial assistance from friends, family members, or charity programs. However, depending on the amount of additional assistance a claimant is receiving, they may see their benefits from the Social Security Administration reduced. In particular, the SSI program can reduce benefits up to one-third if a person isn’t paying for their own basic living and food costs. Contact the Indianapolis Social Security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office¬†to help you through the process of filing an initial claim.

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