Wednesday, November 2, 2011

SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) INCOME REPORTING


WHO REPORTS INCOME
Ø     If you receive SSI benefits, you must report any earnings from work or any other money or help that you, your spouse or children living in your household receive.
Ø     If you are the representative payee for an adult who receives SSI benefits, you must report any income that the individual, his or her spouse, or children living in the recipient’s household receive.
Ø      If you are the parent, stepparent,  or representative payee for a child under age 18 who receives SSI benefits, you must report any income that the child, his or her parent(s), stepparent, or brother(s) or sister(s) receive.
WHAT INCOME TO REPORT
EARNINGS FROM WORK

ü      Any jobs
ü      When work starts
ü      Amount of pay
ü      How often paid
ü      When work stops
ü      Changes to your amount of pay
OTHER MONEY OR HELP

ü      Any money or help received by family members who live with the person who receives SSI
ü      Type of money or help (see reverse for examples)
ü      Amount of money or help
ü      How often payments are received
ü      When the payment or help changes or ends
WHERE AND WHEN TO REPORT INCOME

ü      Call the Social Security  toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213.
ü      Your local Social Security office.
ü      For the deaf or hearing-impaired, call TTY 1-800-325-0778.


ü      Report new income or any change in income as soon as it happens, but no later than the 10th day of the month following the change.  For example, if work begins May 22, report immediately, but no later than June 10.


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