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Buying a car on SSI

My truck is falling apart. It's leaking oil and has other issues as well. I want to user my backpay to buy a used vehicle, but I can't sell mine until I have something else to drive. If I buy a car, that will put me over the $2,000 asset limit. But I can't even look for a car if I sell mine first. How do I go about doing this?

Thanks.

Hi there,

Hi there,
You may want to contact the SSA regarding this, they can explain how you would be able to do this while preserving your eligibility for benefits. You can find a listing of local offices here:
https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/content/social-security-disabil...

Lillie Pearson
Thank you anyway i just help

Thank you anyway i just help with my daughter because with the Grace of the Lord God hope it will come soon. Thank you for everything

Krishenna Winfield
I have a handi cap daughter

I have a handi cap daughter that Have needs

Hi There,

Hi There,

You are able to buy a car while on SSI benefits, just make sure to keep all receipts/written documentation of it.

Brenda
I received a settlement and

I received a settlement and bought me and my sister a car can I do this on SSI

Hi Brenda,

Hi Brenda,

Was this settlement a payment from the SSA?

Cletis Rider
Is it possible to buy a car

Is it possible to buy a car with just SSi income. If so were

Hi There,

Hi There,

It's definitely possible, just make sure to keep all physical evidence of that transaction.

Leah
I draw s.s.i. and am in need

I draw s.s.i. and am in need of a car. Can the social security administration help me with getting a car? I am lost on how to do this.

Hi Leah,

Hi Leah,

If you were awarded back pay, you can use the money towards a car!

Dave
We own a junker car. 2002

We own a junker car. 2002 Saturn SL1. It's our only vehicle.
We'd like to buy a newer car, SUV, but don't want to jeopardize my SSID.

Hi Dave,

Hi Dave,
The way that you would jeopardize your SSI benefits is if your assets exceed a certain cap. However, one vehicle is generally not counted toward your assets. The best way to make sure would be to contact your local SSA office. The following link explains in a little more detail.
https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/spotlights/spot-resources.htm

Ivan
Will social security

Will social security disability help me purchase a car I'm in need of a vehicle. So that I can get to programs doctors and many other things that will help my life become manegable.

Hi Ivan,

Hi Ivan,

You are able to purchase a car with your SSI funds. A single car generally does not count against your total assets. Just make sure that the purchase is well documented. If you have any other questions, you can always give your local SSA office a call and they can help you with the more specific details.

John Doe
If i buy a brand new car,

If i buy a brand new car, will it affect my ssi benefits?

Hi,

Hi,

You are able to buy are car while remaining on SSI benefits and it will generally not jeopardize your benefits. Make sure that you keep documentation of all of the transactions. If you are still concerned, I would recommend contacting your local SSA office. If this is your only vehicle, and it is necessary you should be alright.

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