What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? California
My mother is on SSI Disability in California. She was taking things that my wife and I would give to her and a few books she'd buy from the goodwill and sell them on EBay. She spent about 30 cents on a book and sold it for 99 cents on eBay grossing $100 monthly (if you do not subtract the expenditures). She did not think that a net income of $70 a month had to be reported to SSI. She was wrong. After a couple years her apartment complex looked closer at her bank statement and seen the additional $100 monthly (they won’t take into consideration her expenditures from eBay) and is calling her on it. They told her to file some papers establishing what she’s doing as a business and want an account for all the gifts and money in her bank. She has fully stopped selling on eBay out of fear that she is now going to lose her SSI. We don’t know what to do.
1) Does she still have to fill out the business paperwork the apartments are asking for now that she stopped?
2) When/If they report to SSI that she has not been reporting extra earnings, will she lose her SSI?
3) What do we do :,(