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Retirement benefits and SSI benefits

Retirement benefits and SSI benefits

March 27, 2011 by admin

Social Security income is "countable" income against SSI, so the initiation of retirement benefits may well affect your wife's SSI benefits.

http://www.ssa.gov/oact/cola/incomexcluded.html

http://www.ssa.gov/ssi/text-income-ussi.htm

EXAMPLE A – SSI Federal Benefit with UNEARNED INCOME

Total monthly income = $300 (Social Security benefit)

1)  $300  (Social Security benefit)
     -20  (Not counted)
   =$280  (Countable income)

2)  $674  (SSI Federal benefit rate)
    -280  (Countable income)
   =$394  (SSI Federal benefit)

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