SSI in California

September 12, 2017

A common question for residents of the State of California receiving SSI benefits is: “Why didn’t I get a raise this year?” The reason for this is that the Governor of California suspended the Cost of Living Increase (COLA). How did this happen? If you receive SSI benefits in California you may be receiving payment [...]

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SSI Overpayments

August 22, 2017

If you are like many SSI recipients, you dread seeing a letter from Social Security. The letter arrives in an official looking envelope…you open and sure enough there is another overpayment. Overpayments on your SSI record arise for a variety of reasons; however, they all have one factor in common: other income. If you receive [...]

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Are SSI Benefits Taxable?

August 15, 2017

If you receive Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI) from Social Security because of a disability or your age these benefits are not taxable by the IRS. SSI benefits are intended to help pay for your food, clothing, and shelter and are not subject to Federal income tax. Because of this Social Security does not report [...]

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