SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME
FO Street Address
We are changing your supplemental security income (SSI) payment because of a decision
in the White court case. This case was about how we figure SSI payments for a spouse or child
of an individual receiving Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits.
Sometimes the VA pays more money to a person who has a wife, husband, or child than
to someone who has no dependent family members. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Second Circuit has said that we can count as your income the part of the VA benefit
of ____(1)____ that was paid for you. While the court was making its decision, we
were not counting the money ___(1)___ received from the VA because you ___(2)___ ___(3)___
dependent. Since we must now begin to count that money as yours, your SSI will change.
You will receive another letter shortly telling you:
the amount of your new SSI payment and the month your SSI will change,
the amount of the VA benefit which we used to figure your SSI, and
what to do if you disagree with our decision.
If You Have Any Questions
If you have any questions, you may call, write, or visit any Social Security Office.
If you call or visit our office, please have this letter with you and ask for ___(4)___.
The telephone number is shown at the top of this letter.
1 - name of veteran/widow(er)
2 - are/were
3 - his/her
4 - contact person
The above-cited individual was overpaid for the period ___MM/YY___ through ___MM/YY___
due to the original decision in the White v. Sullivan court case and its subsequent implementation in the State of Vermont. Recovery of
this overpayment will not be pursued because the individual is deemed without fault
and recovery is deemed to be against equity and good conscience per GN 02250.325.