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SSI: While Receiving


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The SSI benefit you will receive is the difference between what you earn and the total of federal and state SSI benefits.

If you receive an overpayment, expect to have to pay it back. It is preferable to report the overpayment. You can ask waiver of repayment, and/or a period of time over which to pay it back.

Changes must be reported to Social Security on a timely basis -- or you can incur penalties. Keep in mind that Social Security learns about reportable information on its own by computer cross-matching with any or all federal, state or local agencies and with financial institutions.

SSI encourages a return to work. A return to work must be reported.

In order to determine whether you continue to qualify for SSI, Social Security will periodically conduct:

  • A Redermination to examine your income and resources (assets).
  • A Continuing Disability Review to determine whether you are still disabled as defined by the law.

It is possible to get an advance on next month's Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment for urgent needs. To learn more, see: Emergency Advance Payments.

SSI benefits can be suspended for a variety of reasons.

If you don't want to handle the SSI benefit, you can appoint a Representative Payee to do it for you.

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