Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are paid to individuals who have limited income and resources. One of the factors Social Security Administration will consider when determining benefits is the individual’s “living arrangement”.
Social Security will look to see who else is in the household, and what the recipient and others pay towards the household expenses. The SSIrecipient’s living arrangement can affect the SSI payment amount. For example, SSI bebfits may be reduced by up to one-third if the recipient receives food or shelter that is paid for by another person.