Guiding You Through the Disability Maze
Income is any cash that an individual receives to meet their needs for food and shelter. There are four different types of income for the purposes of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits:
Income plays a vital role in the SSI program. The more an individual makes, typically the lower the SSI benefits they will receive. If an individual’s income is above the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) limit, then SSI benefits will not be awarded. For 2020, the monthly maximum income for an individual is $783 and $1,175 for married couples. However, not all income is countable. There are some types of income that do not count against an applicant’s SSI eligibility. Income that is excluded from the SSI income threshold include:
This is not a comprehensive list of which types of income are excluded from SSI calculations. For more insight on the types of income the SSA counts when making a decision on whether to award SSI benefits, consult with an experienced disability attorney.
Applying for SSI benefits is a confusing process, especially considering what the SSA counts and does not count as income. Our legal team at the Khaki Law Firm focuses on disability law and can help you with the countable earned income calculation. Call today to schedule a consultation and learn more.
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