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When determining an individual’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, the applicant’s income plays a significant role. But it’s more complicated than just the sum of a paycheck. The Social Security Administration (SSA) takes into account not only net earnings, royalties and the like, but unearned benefits; food or shelter received for free; and the income of spouses, parents or sponsors with which that individual lives.
There are some forms of income that are not considered countable income for SSI, however. On their website, the Social Security Administration displays this list of services or payments that are not counted toward SSI:
The above amounts will be deducted from your monthly income when the SSA determines how much SSI you will receive a month. In most cases, the lower your monthly income, the higher your benefit amount will be. But if your countable income is above a certain amount per month, you may not be eligible.
At the law firm of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, we have extensive experience guiding people like you through the process of filing for Supplemental Security Income. To schedule a free initial consultation, call toll free: 1.877.526.3457. Or you can click here to fill out our online contact form.
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