Change to SSI In Kind income rule

The Social Security Administration has published a final rule changing the In Kind Support and Maintenance (ISM) rule.  Currently, the ISM rule counts both food and shelter that a SSI recipient receives as unearned income that can reduce Supplemental Security Income.  The new rule counts only shelter and no longer counts food as in kind support that can count as income. The new rule is effective starting on September 30, 2024.  (Social Security Dear Colleague Letter, March 27, 2024.)

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