SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME
FO Street Address
We are changing your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment because of a decision
in the Kennedy 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 spouse, or child than to someone
who has no dependent family members. The court has said that we can count as your
income the part of the VA benefit another person was paid for you. While the court
was making its decision, we were not counting the money someone received from the
VA as your income. Since we must now begin to count that money as yours, your SSI
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 __(1)__.
The telephone number is shown at the top of this letter.
Manager's Name Title
1 - Contact person