Lump Sum Payment Example
Mary applied for NA on 12/03/15. She lives alone. She was approved for SSI on 11/02/15. Mary’s SSI benefit is $600 per month. On 12/01/15 Mary received a payment for $1500. The payment included the $600 normal ongoing payment for 12/15. The rest of the payment was for back payments for previous months.
The $600 payment is countable income for the month of December. The rest of the payment is considered a lump sum and is considered countable as a resource.