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SSA Blog Post- Update: Wage Reporting for People who Receive SSDI

Update: Wage Reporting for People who Receive SSDI

Jan 11, 2018

As we’ve discussed in the past, reporting your wages is important to avoid overpayments from Social Security. An overpayment occurs when Social Security sends you a benefit payment higher than what you’re eligible to receive. You can learn more about wage reporting and overpayments in Wage Reporting: Myths, Tips and Ticket to Work.

Social Security recently released a new tool to make it easier for SSDI beneficiaries or their representative payees to report wages securely online. When you sign up for a my Social Security account, you’ll be able to report your wages online from your computer or mobile device. After you report your wages, you’ll be able to save or print a copy of your receipt for your records.

At this time, the tool is only available for people who receive Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits. If you receive SSI benefits, you may continue reporting your wages through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Mobile Wage Reporting, SSI Telephone Wage Reporting, or by visiting a local field office.

These new online and mobile tools may help make it easier to report your work and wages. If you’re interested in additional support and would like to achieve financial independence through work, consider working with a Ticket to Work service provider.

Social Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket) program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to work. The Ticket program is free and voluntary. It helps people with disabilities move toward financial independence and connects them with the services and support they need to succeed in the workforce.

Working with a benefits counselor at an Employment Network (EN) or other service provider can help you learn more about Work Incentives and how work may affect your benefits.

Learn More

Wage reporting is just one activity that can help you prevent overpayments. For more information on preventing and managing overpayments, check out our archived Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinar: Preventing and Managing Overpayments.

You can also call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 866-968-7842 or 866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Ask a representative to send you a list of service providers or find providers on your own with the Ticket program Find Help tool.