Quoting Whitney*JAS*BMM*:" It sucks because when you work you get less money! and getting SSI you get health insurance and if you lose your SSI you no longer get insurance its a lose lose situation!"
Yep. Thankfully they were renting to own the place they live in now and just paid it off completely a few months ago so they have a wee bit more money at the end of the month now. It's not going to last long though, the trailer they live in is falling apart so when taxes come back, they're using the land as collateral and taking out a loan to get a new trailer to put down.