Tuesday, July 10, 2018

SSI Electronic Wage Reporting

Last month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) gave beneficiaries the capability to exercise greater control over their time. Applying for and maintaining access to vital SSA benefit programs is a time-consuming process that can place enormous burdens on a person's life. Getting all of your ducks in order to ensure that you continue to receive financial support can be onerous, and it may involve several trips to SSA field offices; travel expenses can add up quickly and the administration has sought to address the problem.

People who work and rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are required to report their gross wages to Social Security. The agency asks that SSI beneficiaries consistently report wages during the first six days of the month to avoid overpayments and underpayments. Naturally, you can report wages by visiting, calling, or writing your local Social Security Office. All three of the above options can be time-consuming.

The SSA now offers a fourth option, using the my Social Security online portal, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and deemors, concurrent beneficiaries, and representative payees can report wages electronically.

SSI Electronic Wage Reporting

Electronic wage reporting is a feature that Social Security Disability Insurance recipients already had, it makes sense that SSI beneficiaries have the option too, considering that people are often eligible and rely on both SSDI and SSI. The SSA writes:

“This new application makes it possible to avoid visits to a field office to report wages in person. However, users must still contact an office to report when they first start working for each new employer. It’s also important to note that representative payees are able to report wages, but won’t have access to beneficiaries’ or recipient’s other information. When you sign up for or log in to your my Social Security account, you’ll have access to this convenient application on your desktop, laptop, and mobile device. After you report your wages online, you can save or print a copy of your receipt.”

SSDI and SSI Attorney

The Driscoll Law Corporation can help anyone who has had their SSI or SSDI application denied or who are applying for benefits for the first time. The process can be challenging to understand, and it helps to have an advocate in your corner. Please contact our office today!

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