- How Impairment-Related Work Expenses Affect Social Security Disability
- Deducting Disability-Related Expenses From Your Countable Income for SSDI or SSI
- Qualifying for SSI as a Child: How Family Income Deeming Works
- Will the Income of a Spouse Affect My Disability Benefits?
- How In-Kind Income and Support Affects Your SSI Disability Payment
- Income Limits & SSI Disability Eligibility
- Individual Development Accounts (IDA) under the SSI Program
- How Loans or Gifts of Housing or Food Are Counted for SSI Disability
The income limits for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program are probably the most complicated area of SSI. First, income limits vary by state and depend on the amount of your state's SSI supplement. Second, not all of your income is counted when deciding whether you qualify for SSI. For example, more than half of your earned income—wages or self-mployment income—is not counted. Third, part of your spouse's or family income is counted toward the limit. And lastly, if anyone is contributing to your rent or food costs, this can be counted as income toward the SSI limit.