You may be correct. I suggest you consult an attorney who specializes in Social Security Disability or Social Security benefits for advice as to how the $1,600.00 could affect your status with SSI. You are correct that compensation for personal injuries is not income, but that does not necessarily mean that the receipt of $1,600.00 would not affect your eligibility for SSI benefits. Barbara Jacobson, Esq. in Sacramento is an excellent resource in Northern California on Social Security issues. Her number is (916) 921-5285.