Form SSA-8000-BK (06-2019) UF Page 24 of 24
CHANGES TO REPORT
WHERE YOU LIVE - You must report to Social Security if:
• You move.
• You (or your spouse) leave your household for a
calendar month or longer. (For example, you enter a
hospital or visit a relative.)
• You are admitted to (for a calendar month or longer),
or released from, a hospital or nursing home, jail,
prison, or other correctional facility or other institution.
• You leave the United States for 30 consecutive days.
• You are no longer a legal resident of the United
HOW YOU LIVE - You must report to Social Security:
• If anyone moves into or out of your household.
• If the amount of money you pay toward household
• Births and deaths of any people with whom you live.
• Your spouse or former spouse dies.
• Your marital status changes:
- You get married, separated, divorced, or your
marriage is annulled.
- You begin living with someone as a married couple.
INCOME - You must report to Social Security if you, your spouse/your parent(s):
• Start to receive money (or checks or any other type
of payment) from someone or someplace.
• Have a change in the amount of money you receive.
• Begin to receive child support payments or those
payments go up or down.
• Win money from gambling or a lottery.
• Start work or stop work.
• Earn more or less money. (Keep all paystubs and
provide them to SSA when requested.)
• Become eligible for benefits other than SSI.
HELP YOU GET FROM OTHERS - You must report to Social Security if:
• The amount of help (money or food, or payment of
household expenses) you receive goes up or down.
• Someone stops helping you.
• Someone starts helping you.
THINGS OF VALUE THAT YOU OWN - You must report to Social Security if:
• The value of things that you own goes over $2000
when you add them all together ($3000 if you are
married and live with your spouse).
• You sell or give any thing of value away.
• You buy or are given anything of value.
YOU ARE BLIND OR DISABLED - You must report to Social Security if:
• Your condition improves or your doctor says you
can return to work.
• You go to work.
IF YOU ARE THE PARENT, STEPPARENT, OR REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE FOR A CHILD UNDER 18 - A report
to Social Security must be made if:
• There is a change in any income the child, his or her
parent(s), stepparent, or brother(s) or sister(s) receive.
• There is a change in the student status of the child's
brother(s) or sister(s).
• There is a change in his or her parents' or stepparents'
marriage, a change in value of anything they own, or a
change in their residence.
YOU ARE UNMARRIED AND UNDER AGE 22 - A report to Social Security must be made if:
• You start or stop school • You get married or divorced • You start or stop working
YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS CHANGES
You must report any changes to Social Security.
YOU ARE SELECTED AS A REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE - You must report to Social Security if:
• The person for whom you receive SSI checks has
any changes listed above. (You may be held liable
if you do not report changes that could affect the
SSI recipient's payment amount, and he/she is
• You will no longer be able or no longer wish to act as
that person's representative payee.
FELONY OR ARREST WARRANT - You must report to Social Security if you have a felony or arrest warrant
• Escape from custody • Flight to avoid prosecution or confinement, or