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ssi income?

can ssi people with section 8 win lotto money example if i win 10 millons dollars will lotto center keep all 10 millons not pay me

8 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Spock is DEAD WRONG. The 'claw back' he refers to resulted from HIDING assets and claiming benefits the person was not legally entitled to at the time.

    If you win the lottery, the lottery commission is REQUIRED to pay the full amount. Once you win $10,000,000, you would no longer qualify for SSI or Section 8, but any benefits legally claimed BEFORE you win would not be effected.

  • 1 month ago

    depends on state law.  example:  I know for fact that NY state clawed back money spent supporting an elder with Alzheimer when his estate was found to possess it.  Wouldn't be surprised to find that lottery winners can also be seized by the social service government agencies.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    SMH, this does NOT depend on state law, you never have to pay back SSI/SSDI unless you collected fraudulently to begin with.....the only thing at issue is if medicaid paid for a nursing home....then the state takes assets to pay for that

    of course not, you get the 10- million, and lose the SSI and section 8.


    lifetime SSI would be less than a million bucks over your lifetime.  depending on where you live section 8 might be worth about that.  After taxes you will take home at least 6 million.  You can buy a small house for 50-300K depending on where you live.  Once you are 62, you can even get a reverse mortgage and get more usable cash.

    even if you have to pay for health insurance/medical...that will likely be less than a million more lifetime.  In my state, you would still get medicaid under obamacare since you don't have current income.

  • 1 month ago

    You would loose your assistance until you spent it down.    People on assistance can only have limited assets.

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  • Jesus
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    If your section 8 on SSI have the sense not to turn your lottery ticket in as long as your section 8.

    Find a lawyer tell him that you have a lottery ticket and make sure that you put it someplace where nobody can get it. And get you off of s section 8 and SSI.

    And arrange for private care with a lawyer handling your affairs.  Don't you turn in a multi-million dollar lottery ticket while you're under the care of the state the state will be pleased to come grab your money under the guise of dispersing it in your best interest.

    Make sure you get out from under section 8 or any other state guided life before you turn in your lottery ticket.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes.  Of course after you win you would be ineligible for your benefits and may be required to pay back any received after you won.

  • 1 month ago

    No, they pay you everything.  Then you also no longer qualify for SSI or for Section 8.

  • 1 month ago

    This is one of the qualifying conditions of SSI:

    Have limited income and resources.

    Winning $10 million obviously would invalidate that condition.

    Thus, such a winner would lose their SSI.

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