If you're receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you may be wondering if the government is monitoring your bank accounts. The short answer is no. In this blog post, we'll explore the ins and outs of bank account monitoring and what it means for you as an SSD recipient.
What is Bank Account Monitoring?
Bank accounts of individuals receiving Social Security Disability benefits are not typically monitored by the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, there are certain reporting requirements that beneficiaries must adhere to.
If you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you are required to report any changes in your financial situation to the SSA. This includes changes in income, assets, or bank accounts. Failure to report changes accurately and timely could result in penalties or loss of benefits.
Additionally, the SSA conducts periodic reviews to ensure that individuals are still eligible for disability benefits. During these reviews, they may request information about your financial circumstances, including bank statements, to assess your eligibility and ongoing need for benefits.
It's important to note that while the SSA does not actively monitor bank accounts, they do have the authority to request and review financial records if they suspect any fraudulent activity or if they need to verify eligibility during a review process.
How Can Beecher, Field, Walker, Morris, Hoffman & Johnson, PC Help?
If you're concerned about bank account monitoring or have received a letter from the SSA requesting your bank statements, Beecher, Field, Walker, Morris, Hoffman & Johnson, PC can help. Our experienced attorneys can review your case and provide guidance on how to proceed. We can also represent you in appeals and hearings if necessary.
Contact Beecher, Field, Walker, Morris, Hoffman & Johnson, PC today to schedule a consultation. We're here to help you navigate the complex world of Social Security Disability.