An SSI recipient applied for SSI on October 15, 2009 and received a notification of approval. On January 25, 2010, the recipient received a tax refund attributable to an EITC that was valued at $1,500.00.
He deposited the tax credit into his savings account with non-excluded money valued at $1,900.00. He kept the money in the account and took out only a little to live on each month until January 2011, when the funds were below $2,000.
The CR asks for bank statements to develop the commingling of funds and properly assumes the recipient spent the non-excluded funds first. At the end of the 12-month resource exclusion, the recipient has below $2,000 in the account and the CR determines that the recipient continues to be eligible for SSI.