my last question was not answered fully. i asked if i receive a inheritance will this affect my son and my survivor benefits and his ssi? A lawyer answered the question reguarding my sons ssi, but the the effect the inheritance might have on our survivor benefits we receive from my husbands death 1 yr 3 months ago. there are two members in my family. I would receive the inheritance from my grandmothers death. our total income a month is 1,240 . 148.00 of it is my sons ssi which was 674.00/monthly before my husbands death now it is only 148.00. So please help me understand, will the inheritance of probably under 15,000 affect our montly survivor benefits? I dont even know if inheritance is counted as income? To me it shouldn"t being that low. I am afraid to even get an inheritance now!please please help me with this question. i tryed to put more facts in this time. I do realize my son.s ssi would most likely be affected. my biggest concern is that this inheritance is going to end up being a bad thing instead of good for my son and I. If we lose our benefits we will be no better off and still be where we are living in govt housing. This inheritance in the near future would help us pay bills pay off car so we might get off welfare. and get ahead. If it is going to cause us to lose our survivor benefits then I feel I don't even want it. Its a lump sum not a high amount or a monthly amount I know taxes will have to be paid,. I dont feel I should lose everthing because of it.