Disability, Online Services, SSI

New Wage Reporting Application

June 28, 2018 • By

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Last Updated: November 3, 2023

woman on computer On June 2, 2018, new capabilities were added to my Social Security accounts. The my Social Security online portal now accepts wage reports electronically from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and deemors, concurrent beneficiaries, and representative payees. This capability had been available only to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries and their representative payees.

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 personal 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.

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Neal T.

    I could not find for Earn Limited Wage on SSDI for
    part time job… Under $1,134 per month ?

    Neal Thompson ( Deaf )

  2. Rakesh

    Thanks for the valuable information. Keep sharing.
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  3. Tina M.

    I had been using the on line application the complete the required reporting of earnings by the 10th of each month. However, it totally disappears on the month of May 7, 2019 as I was trying to Aprils income in. I have made at least 8 to 10 phone calls in regards to this matter and 2 visits to the HAGERSTOWN field office. Ive reset my password yet to no avail. Please I need help with application. It is or was very helpful.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Tina, thank you for using our blog and we are sorry to hear about the difficulties your are experiencing. If you’re unable to access your my Social Security account, you may call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At the voice prompt, say “helpdesk”; or continue working with your local Social Security office.

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  5. Erika V.

    To whom it may concern,
    I am considering going to work very part time. Will depend if the medical issues I have will tolerate it. I am being informed that I can only work so many hours / week and wages/ week also has guidelines. How could I find out what the facts are?
    Thank you in advance for your time.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Erika. Thank you for your question. Social Security has special rules that make it possible for people with disabilities receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments. These are called work incentives.

      For SSDI beneficiaries, there is a Trial Work Period (TWP) and then an Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE). The TWP allows you to test your ability to work for at least 9 months. During this period, you will receive your full disability benefit regardless of how much you earn as long as your work activity is reported and you continue to have a disabling impairment. In 2019, any month in which earnings exceed $880 is considered a month of the 9-month trial work period.

      Once you’ve completed your TWP, you get a 36-month safety net called the EPE. During the EPE, you get benefits for all months your earnings or work activities are below the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) level as long as you continue to have a disabling impairment. Social Security will suspend cash benefits for months earnings are over SGA and start benefits again if earnings fall below the SGA level. In 2019, you are earning SGA if your earnings, after any allowable deductions, are more than $1,220 in a month.

      Check out Social Security’s Red Book for descriptions of the many work incentives.

  6. Lori H.

    Received fuel assistance. They paid 200 dollars toward February light bill.

  7. Tommy W.

    I would like to know how much I can earn and still receive ssdi? From what it says in the rule book I can move to the Philippines and still get Social Security Disability benefits. Is this true?

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Tommy. If you are receiving to Social Security disability benefits, special rules allow you to work temporarily without losing your monthly Social Security disability benefits. After your nine-month trial work period, we still provide a safety net that allows you to work another three years risk free. During those three years, you can work and still receive benefits for any month in which your earnings do not exceed a certain limit. For 2019, those limits are: $2,040 for blind individuals; or $1,220 a month if you are not blind. For more information on working while receiving Social Security disability benefits, check out our Frequently Asked Questions. Whether you are receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may be able to work. Learn more information by reading our publication, Working while Disabled- How We Can Help. If you are a U. S. citizen, you may receive your Social Security benefits outside the United States as long as you are eligible, no matter how long you stay outside the United States. If you are Supplemental Security Income, SSI will usually stop if you leave the United States for a full calendar month, 30 consecutive days or more. We hope this helps.

  8. Jeans M.

    Thank you so much for sharing this post .
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  9. Wylie W.

    Does money transferred from a 457 Retirement account to purchase prior Military Service Credit count towards your yearly amount of earned wages? As far as the 17640.00 allowed in earned wages limit.

    • Vonda V.

      Thank you for the question, Wylie. Pension payments, annuities, and the interest or dividends from your savings and investments are not earnings for Social Security purposes. Only earned income, your wages or net income from self-employment, is covered by Social Security. You may have to pay income tax on pensions, annuities, interest, or dividends, but you do not pay Social Security taxes. Those types of income are not on your Social Security record.

  10. Ruth

    I need an postal address to SSA to send my employee’s W2’s Copy A.

    • Vonda V.

      HI Ruth, thank you for using our blog to ask your question. Please refer to our Business Services Online for information on wage reporting.

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