Social Security and Work
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This pub tells you about “deeming” rules. This means part of a parent’s income and resources count against their child in deciding SSI eligibility and benefit amount. This pub helps you figure out how SSI counts your income. It gives examples. It tells you how to report your income.
This pub tells you about “deeming” rules between spouses (wives and husbands). This means part of your spouse’s income and resources count against you in deciding your SSI eligibility and benefit amount. This pub helps you figure out how SSI counts your income. It gives examples.
In-kind Support and Maintenance (ISM) is when someone else pays for or gives you food or shelter. If someone gives you a non-cash item, that you can sell or trade for food or shelter—that is ISM, too. ISM is important because Social Security considers it when figuring your benefit amount. This pub tells you the rules that apply to ISM. It gives examples and tells you where to get help.
This pub tells you about SSI overpayments. An overpayment happens when Social Security sends you more than they should have. This pub tells you what causes the overpayment. It explains who is responsible to pay them back. It tells you what to do if you are overpaid.
The Ticket to Work program is part of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Improvement Act of 1999. The program’s goal is to increase the number of providers who can help you if you are on SSI or SSDI get services so you can find work. This pub tells you about the program. It tells you where to get more information.
The Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program is a free service that helps Social Security beneficiaries who receive benefits based on a disability make informed choices about their employment goals. This program is for individuals currently employed, self-employed, or who are seeking employment or selfemployment.