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SSI recipients required to report work income to Social Security
Posted on Oct 04, 2013
For people who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it’s important to get paid the right amount. This is especially true for people who have income from work. If you or someone you know gets SSI and works, it is not only essential that you report your wages to Social Security — it’s the law.
Because SSI is a needs-based program, the payment amount is based, in part, on other income earned. Generally, the more income earned, the less the SSI payment will be.
You can report your wages by visiting, calling, or writing your local Social Security office. You should ask about your options to use the automated toll-free SSI Telephone Wage Reporting Service — or the new SSI Mobile Wage Reporting Smartphone app. Both are free!
If you want to report wages using the SSA telephone service or Smartphone app, please contact your local Social Security office and speak to one of their representatives so they can see whether you qualify and sign you up.
Regardless of how you choose to report your wages, you can request to receive a monthly wage reporting reminder by email or text message. For more information, just visit SSI Wage Reporting.