When you are receiving Social Security Disability benefits, it is important to ensure you are able to continue receiving the income that you are dependent upon. If you are making big life changes that could affect your benefits, you should consult with a Los Angeles Social Security Disability attorney to find out how your income will be affected.
One of the big concerns for many SSD recipients is what happens if they have to move to a new location. Whether you are relocating across town or to a different state, you need to understand how- or if- moving will impact your eligibility to continue receiving disability income.
How Does Moving Affect Social Security Disability Benefits
In most cases, a move is not going to have any impact on either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. You will need to notify the Social Security Administration of your change in address, which you can do either in person or on the SSA's website.
There are, however, some circumstances under which a move may affect you. If you move in with someone else and you are receiving SSI benefits, continued eligibility or benefit amounts may be affected because your household income and resources may change. Whether your benefits are affected depends upon whether the person you are moving in with is going to be providing you with financial help, or is also collecting SSI benefits. Since SSDI is not needs-based or means-tested like SSI, this is not as big of a concern if you are receiving your income through Social Security Disability Insurance.
A Los Angeles Social Security Disability benefits lawyer can help you to understand the impact of a move on your benefits and can also help you to determine if you may be eligible for any new state supplements in the state where you are relocating to. Call an attorney today to find out more.