Social Security Q&A: Support From Friend Could Affect SSI Eligibility, Amount

Q: Next month I’ll turn 65 and, because of my financial situation, I thought I’d be eligible for Supplemental Security Income. But my neighbor told me I’d be turned down because I have a friend who said he might help support me. Is this true? A: If your friend helps support you, it could have an effect on whether you get SSI and on the amount you receive. Whether you can get SSI depends on your income and resources (the things you...

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