TexasWhat is the name of your state?
I'm on disability I receive a ssa check. I wanted to know will that effect my benefits? In texas it's not alot 13,000.00 its for final expenses.More information would be helpful. Please include the name of your state. Thanks.
I agree, and since this would be a federal issue, not a state issue (except perhaps in the one or two states that have state SSI) the particular state that the OP is in does not effect the answer on a federal level.If you are on SSI, it could, at least termporarily affect your benefits, if you are on SSD, it will have no effect on benefits.
The OP never came back and told us whether he/she was on SSI or SSDI.https://secure.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0500830545
"Death benefits provided to an individual are income to such individual to the extent that the total amount exceeds the expenses of the deceased person's last illness and burial paid by the individual.
Last illness and burial expenses include: related hospital and medical expenses; funeral, burial plot, and interment expenses; and other related expenses."
Whatever you don't spend on the funeral and her final expenses will be considered income to you. Keep receipts. Use the bank account for a paper trail. Even if you don't report it, there will be a 1099 issued and SSI will find out.
I've heard it both ways...in fact, only SSDI has the word "disability" in the name. I have heard tons of people, both on these forums and in the real world, use the term disability to refer to SSI.The OP used a very specific word. I've heard people say that they get "social security" when they mean SSDI, but not the other way around.