Although you may need to pay taxes on Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits, you will not need to pay federal income taxes on any Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits you receive. Very simply, SSDI benefits are awarded regardless of assets and income, while SSI benefits are only available to those with very little property and a very limited income.
If you receive Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits, you will receive a SSA-1099 in the mail from the Social Security Administration (SSA) listing the payments you have received during the prior year. If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you will not receive a 1099 tax form regarding the payments.
Since SSI benefits are non-taxable, you do not have to report them on your tax return. However, you still need to report any other income on your taxes, such as money made through interest or dividends.
If you receive SSI benefits and have a question about Social Security disability benefits and your taxes, speak with a tax advisor or a CPA. If you have a question about whether or not you may be eligible for SSI benefits, you may wish to speak to Morgan & Weisbrod, disability lawyers in Dallas. Call us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation about your claim.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.