Answered on May 05th, 2013 at 11:33 AM
If you are on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you are required to report any change in circumstance to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Follow this link for information about your local SSA office.
Your winnings may make you ineligible for that month, or a few months, but you can enjoy the independence. Once your asset level reaches SSI eligibility again, notify SSA. In some circumstances, you may not lose benefits if you use the winnings in the same month.
No attorney-client relationship has been established because of the information provided. Seek local counsel to address your particular facts. MJHJ