Can a person buy a house boat to live on while on SSI not SSDI?

He has a house but was damaged by hurricane Michael and cannot afford to repair the house. So he asked me if I knew could he sell out and buy a house boat to live on. Supplemental security income! 

He has a personal loan payment to family that loaned him money for repairs and cannot keep up with the cost. 

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  • 8 months ago
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    SSI doesn't matter where you live

    It depends on how much assets he has.

    If after selling his house, he ends up with more than $2K in assets, he is not going to remain on SSI. 

  • 8 months ago

    if you have the money

  • 8 months ago

    If he can afford it, why not?

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Go to SSA.gov and do some research

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    SSI limits the amount of assets you can have.

    * On roughly $800.00 a month how can he possibly afford to maintain a houseboat ?

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