Need some help.....ssi backpay related
We have recently been approved for SSI and my son will get some backpay. I am so confused on what exactly I can use it for and what exactly I have to do to use it. I have tried calling social security and talking to my worker directly adn going by the letter they sent me but all of them state something different. My worker tells me that I must put all requests in writing and wait for an approval, the main 1-800 number tells me to just make sure I use it on him and his needs and save my reciepts and the letter basically says the same. My washer and dryer are dying so I was thinking of trying to find a set pretty cheaply but I dont want to have to pay it back if they feel that this is misusing the funds. The lady at the 1-800 number told me I could buy his costume, pay for his bday party and and anything else I wanted as long as it is on him. Now I need real life experiences. What did you do with your backpay?? Did you get written permission or did you just save reciepts and in the end were you asked to break down what it was spent on? Did you take the reciepts in and show them? I did use 50.00 of it to buy him a new booster seat as his is expired this month and he is still too small for just a seat belt.