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How does income affect SSI benefits?
The amount of your income determines your eligibility for SSI and the amount of your benefit. Generally, the more income you receive the lower your SSI benefit. If you have too much income, you are not eligible for SSI benefits. However, not everything you get is considered income and not all income counts in determining your eligibility.
In certain situations, other people are expected to share financial responsibility for an individual. In these situations, the income (and resources) of others are considered in determining the individual's eligibility and payment amount (see §2167).
Last Revised: Apr. 7, 2003
- Role of Resources
- How Income is Counted
- Eligibility Criteria Based on Need
- Deeming from an Essential Person to an Eligible Qualified Individual
- Deeming from a Parent to a Child Under Age 18
- Deeming from an Ineligible Spouse to an Eligible Individual
- Countable Income
- Purpose and Basic Principles
- Eligible Couples
- Whose income is counted?
- Deeming from a Sponsor to an Alien
- Tips When Applying for SSI (Supplemental Security Income) Benefits
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