|Elizabeth and her brother, Bobby.|
I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy,
A Yankee Doodle, do or die;
A real live nephew of my Uncle Sam,
Born on the Fourth of July . . .
As Bobby's representative payee for his government benefits, I received a curious letter from the Social Security Administration the other day. In 13 pages of boiler-plate bureaucratese, the letter announced that they would be reducing Bobby's Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from $683 per month to $427. Combined with his Social Security benefits, he will now be living on $874 per month.
The reason for this reduction?
"He is living independently with cooking facilities." (page 2, paragraph 4, Notice of Planned Action)