Owning property and renting while receiving ssi benefits.

Asked about 1 year ago - West Liberty, KY


I own property and receive SSI benefits. I am aware that I must live on the property in order to continue to receive benefits, but I am going to college and it is 40 miles away. I am hoping I can rent an apartment to stay in while school is in session and continue to receive ssi benefits. The drive is just too much for me to make every day. Is it possible for me to do this?

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  1. Clint Curtis

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . No.

    Once you do not live there and are renting it, it becomes an asset that is counted against you.

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