Pleasantville, NJ asked in Social Security for New Jersey

Q: i receive ssdi and medicare my children receive child support from ssa will they be affected if I receive rental income

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Jonathan Alexander Heeps
Jonathan Alexander Heeps
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX

A: It depends. SSDI is not a needs based program like SSI so your benefit will not be reduced by resources or income of family members. However, any income you receive could be considered Substantial Gainful Activity (SGC) SSA allows people attempting to return to work or self employment a 9 month trial work period. While not directly applicable to your situation - SSA will consider any rental income as SGA if it exceeds $1,070 (2014) or $1,090 (2015) You should consult with the attorney who helped you with the SSDI claim. Most likely you will need to tell SSA that you are receiving rental income.

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