I have been on SSI since I was 17. At a redetermination last year it was decided by SS that my bf and I are married because we have a child and my name is on the mortgage. I filed an appeal at that time, they claim to never have received it though my benefits were reinstated after I sent it in. There are many cases in CA of people trying to prove commonlaw to SS because SS doesn't want to pay benefits to widow/ers. I received a letter again that I'm withholding and demanding my 'husbands' personal info (other than mortgage, we own nothing in common and keep separate bills) in order to cut my benefits. It says on their own website that for commonlaw that they go by state law. When I told a worker on Friday that CA is not commonlaw, she told me they don't follow state law. What can I do?