Anytime you’re receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), it is your responsibility to report any changes to your circumstances that may affect your benefits.
What Kinds Of Changes Do You Need To Report?
- Relocations and address changes;
- Changes to the size of your household (births, deaths, marriages, divorces, adoptions, etc.);
- Changes to marital status (marriage, divorce, separation, resumption of cohabitation);
- Income changes;
- Changes is resources for recipients or living assistance;
- Admittance or official discharge from an institution;
- Absences from the United States exceeding 30 consecutive days;
- Changes in school presence (recipients under 22);
- Demise of the benefits recipient/individuals in deeming cases;
- Substance abuse, including alcohol and drugs of any kind (adult and children disability recipients.
When Do You Have To Submit Your Report?
In order to remain in compliance with your benefits agreement, all changes to your circumstances must be reported no later than 10 calendar days after the month following your realization of the change. For example, whether you were to get married or have a child on the 7th of September, or the 27th, your change of circumstance report would be due no later than October 10th.
How Do You Submit A Change Of Circumstance Report?
There are many ways to formally submit reports detailing the changes in your life, including by mail (in writing), over the phone, or by going down to your local office and filing a report in person. You will typically be required to submit form SSA-8150-EV. Just be sure if you are going to submit your report by mail, you make sure the postmark date meets your deadline. Want to guarantee your report is received on time? Try mailing, faxing, and phoning your report in, and make notes regarding who you communicate with, and when, in case you need to reference the information later.
What Information Should Your Report Include?
At the very least, your change of circumstance report should include the name of the person submitting the report, as well as the name and Social Security number of the benefits recipient, all relevant details about the specific changes occurring, and when they began.
Have More Questions?
Have more important questions regarding certain changes in your life, such as how they may impact your SSI or Medicaid benefits, and what you need to do to accurately report them? Our esteemed attorneys at Aiello Law Group have all the answers you’re looking for! Call us, today, at 313.964.4900 or fill out the form in the sidebar or on our contact page, and learn more about how we can help you.