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July 13, 2005
Mrs. M v. Social Security Administration
SSI benefits withheld because of homeschooling

Filed: September 2, 2004.

Nature of Case: P.T., Mrs. M's homeschooled son, is entitled to receive certain benefits until he graduates from high school. The Social Security Administration (SSA), however, doesn't think so. Refusing to consider P.T. a "student," they decided to withhold his benefits. Even after Mrs. M submitted curriculum samples and materials regarding her homeschool, the SSA would still not consider P.T. a student.

Status: HSLDA filed a request for reconsideration with the SSA on June 10, 2005, and the SSA granted a reinstatement of benefits on October 12, 2005.

Last Updated: November 2005