Q: I have ssi and am allowed to work but am told I can only make $85 a month without it affecting my ss. Can I make more?
My case worker told me I can make more money without it affecting my ssi by getting a lawyer to open up some kind of account with a lawyer where my income can be deposited. Is this right? Or can anything be done so I can make more money without it affecting my ssi checks?
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) has specific income limits, and earning above those limits can impact your benefits. However, there are legal tools such as Special Needs Trusts or ABLE accounts that might allow you to earn more without losing SSI benefits. It would be wise to consult with an attorney experienced in SSI matters to discuss your specific situation and identify the best course of action for you.
James L. Arrasmith
Founder and Chief Legal Counsel of The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith
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