Social Security Work Incentives


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Debi Schwartz, Social Security - Batavia OH

The Social Security Work Incentives are part of the Social Security Administration (SSA) efforts to promote employment among Social Security beneficiaries and reduce dependence on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) cash benefits. Impairment Related Work Expenses (IRWE) such as transportation, job coaching, or medical equipment can be deducted so an individual qualifies to receive both a pay check and a calculated Social Securty benefit. The SSA also has a Student Earned Income Exclusion that is important for transition-age students who work and receive SSI benefits. Learn more about these and other work incentives in this video.