Yes, it can be done! I live in what we affectionately call Taxachusetts! I am NOT retired but am collecting Social Security Disability benefits, and I am the governments worst nightmare! When I first got on Social Security Disability half of my check went toward rent which fortunately included heat and water! I paid the electric bill which I managed to keep to about $25 A YEAR, that's right $25 A YEAR. I managed to also pay for car expenses, and food but had pretty much had nothing left! Now to comment on my second statement: "I am the governments worst nightmare!" You ask why, because I am a former social security representative (used to work for the 800#) and I was an advocate for the homeless (so I am well versed in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Welfare, and Subsidized housing). I've called Social Security for information for myself and when the person said they didn't have access to the information I wanted "I did NOT argue". I simply asked the person to please be PATIENT with me and asked if they would kindly go to the main menu and put this, that, and the other in. They DID and then asked me how I was able to take them to the information I wanted. I smiled through the phone and said simply that their job had once been MY job, and therefore I knew the system! Of course I ended the call with a BIG, BIG, BIG SMILE on my face!