Not everything an individual receives is considered to be income for SSI purposes.
Generally, if the item received cannot be used as, or to obtain, food or shelter, it
will not be considered as income. For example, if someone pays an individual's
medical bills, or offers free medical care, or if the individual receives money from a
social services agency that is a repayment of an amount he/she previously spent, that
value is not considered income to the individual. In addition, some items that are
considered to be income are excluded when determining the amount of an individual's