I'll explain this to the best of my knowledge. When I first got on disability in 2014, I had SSDI and also SSI. When we (my parents and I, my father is my payee) sent in the paperwork showing how much rent I pay, the government said I wasn't paying enough rent, so they took away my SSI. I went from getting about 720 to 667.
I've been living in one of my parents' homes and paying them rent. Needless to say, I'm getting a great rate--450 per month, all utilities included. It would be *very* hard for me to afford anything more, as after my bills are paid, I hardly have anything left to get me through the month. My parents have decided to sell the house I live in, which means I need to find a new place to live. I have considered getting on Section 8 housing, but my parents are *convinced* that if I do that, my SSDI will go down even further since I will be paying less rent.
I've tried to research this, but I've come up empty-handed. Like I said, once my bills are paid, I hardly have enough to buy the necessities each month--laundry detergent, gasoline, toilet paper, clothes, shoes, socks, et cetera. If I have to find an apartment, well. I don't know how I'll afford it if I can't get on section 8. Getting a roommate is not an option, neither is moving in with my parents or another family member.
So, yeah. Anyone here get on Section 8 after being on SSDI, and did they start paying you less SSDI per month? Thanks in advance.