Would volunteering make me lose my S.S.I.? I go to a mental health group where part of my recovery is volunteering at least 2 days per week. My psychiatrist has access to my group records since she works for the same company. But my lawyer said to not tell my psychiatrist about my daily activities as he feels that could cause me to lose my benefits. Should I take volunteering out from my recovery goals? Or should I volunteer? One of my mental health providers told me before that volunteering is okay. Is my lawyer correct? Should I stop volunteering? Will it really make me lose my benefits? Sorry this is a long post. Please help.