To Ensure Continued SSI Benefits Keep Your Address Up To Date

Disability Insurance

Ian C. Langtree - Content Writer/Editor for Disabled World
Published: 2011/01/13 - Updated: 2022/07/02
Contents: Summary - Definition - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: Recipients of Social Security benefits must keep their address must be up to date to ensure proper payment from the state and Social Security Administration. Social Security change of address notification must be made by the tenth day after the month in which the move took place. If notification isn't received on time, it could delay increases in benefits, or it could mean the recipient could be forced to pay back overpayments, including an additional penalty.

Introduction

Direct deposit has made receiving a regular check in the mail a thing of the past for many recipients of Social Security benefits. But just because the Social Security Administration doesn't need your address to send you a check, that doesn't mean you don't need to keep them informed about where you live. That's particularly true for people who receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits.

Main Digest

SSI is determined in part based on where a person lives, their living arrangement (with others or alone), and the number of people in residence. Also, some states make supplemental payments as part of the SSI system, which increases the amount received each month. Thus addresses must be up to date to ensure proper payment from both the state and the Social Security Administration.

While notifying the Social Security Administration of your new address may seem minor, it's essential.

Notification must be made by the tenth day after the month in which the move took place. If notification isn't received on time, it could delay increases in benefits, or it could mean the recipient could be forced to pay back overpayments, including an additional penalty.

The Social Security Administration has a website for reporting changes of addresses, but it is not for use by those who receive SSI benefits. Anyone receiving SSI benefits should call the toll-free number 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or visit their local Social Security office to report address changes.

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