If my husband and I sell our house, can social security lower our monthly checks? We live in Pennsylvania.
1 Answer from Attorneys
It would help if you stated what type of benefit you receive: retirement, disability, SSI or something else. Retirement & Disability benefits are based on what you paid into Social Security. So selling a house & putting the money in the bank should have no effect. SSI is a welfare/needs-based program for people who have worked very little or not at all. So selling a house & putting the money in the bank will effect your monthly payment. Go to your local SSA office and discuss it with a case worker.