The Student Earned Income Exclusion allows students under the age of 22, who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), to earn up to $7,550 a year. Those earnings do not count against SSI benefits. In addition, someone receiving Social Security Disability benefits can use a Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS) to set aside other income besides SSI for a specified period of time so that an individual you may pursue a work goal. SSA does not count the income that someone sets aside under a PASS when determining an SSI payment amount.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- How to set aside money to pay expenses for education, vocational training, assistive technology used for employment-related purposes or starting a business, as long as the expenses are related to achieving your work goal.
- How SSA does not count resources set aside under a PASS when determining initial and continuing eligibility for SSI.
- How a PASS can help someone establish or maintain SSI eligibility and may increase their SSI payment amount.