114 thoughts on “New Wage Reporting Application

  1. I’ve been going through hell financially trying to go to school trying to get the money to go to school being denied time and time again when I put money into my social security benefit program and all I get no no no I want to go to school so I can train therapy dogs for all mankind military for military boys and girls for children and I want to become a professional groomer for animals but I’m not a drug dealer or drug mule bringing the stuff into the state if I had a drug problem alcohol problem or anything else I’ll probably get anything I want like these morons on in Pennsylvania can get cuz I see it everyday when I live in Charleroi that’s a shame people that work for can’t get it the people have problems like that and continue to have problems like that cuz I won’t seek help it continue to get it and a law doesn’t do anything to him I have living proof send the representative down here and I’ll introduce you to people that can tell you the same thingi

  2. My hours recently increased from 23hrs to 25hrs but my wage continues to stay the same. My question is…Do I need to report my hours?

    • Thank you for your question, LaQuita. When you receive disability benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, we will automatically convert your disability benefits to retirement benefits, when you attain your Full Retirement Age. The benefit amount will generally remains the same.

    • Hi Debbie, if you’re referring to the “Retirement Earnings Test Exempt Amounts” for 2018:
      Beneficiaries under full retirement age: $17,040/yr. ($1,420/mo.);
      Beneficiaries reaching full retirement age in 2018: $45,360/yr. ($3,780/mo.)
      If you work and are full retirement age or older, the amount you make at work will not affect your Social Security benefits, no matter how much you earn. Please read our publication “How Work Affects Your Benefits” for more information.

      • Someone needs to know that I called SS on 5/3/18 and was given totally incorrect information. I asked the rep three times, ‘are you sure’ and she insisted she was correct. I had called to see if the bill have been sent for me to pay back 2017 SSI, so she knew I was working and collecting SS. She insisted that since I turned 65 this year my limit was $42K, insisted. I called my local SS office yesterday and that rep gave me the correct info, as in the statement above. PLEASE FIND THIS WOMAN AT THE 800 # AND RETRAIN HER!!!!
        I almost quit my $10 an hour job for a $24 an hour, I would have been SO MAD!!!!
        While I’m venting, PLEASE INCREASE THIS PROVERTY INCOME LEVELS. I worked over 30 years for Verizon, get a decent SS Check, but it doesn’t begin to pay expenses in a big city. RAISE THAT LIMIT TO $25,000, let us hard working elderly at 65, have our money!

  3. I need to get my activation code. I’m not sure that I received it even though I opened an account.

    I am a rep payee. How do I report wages for my son?

    • Hi Marilyn. Individuals receiving Social Security disability benefits and their representative payees may use my Social Security to report wages online. Using their own my Social Security account, representative payees can report wages for any beneficiary they represent who works and receives Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Go to the my Social Security portal and see “What does a my Social Security account let me do?” Try it!
      If you need assistance with your account, please call 1-800-772-1213. After you hear “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” say “Help Desk” for help with a my Social Security account. Thanks!

      • Hi Ray,
        I work for an organizational rep payee. How do we use the “mysocialsecurity” account feature to report our beneficiaries wages, when the “mysocialsecurity” account guidelines do not permit setting up or use of another person’s account? Also, I cannot set up and use my own personal account and use it for our organization’s beneficiaries since that is a HIPAA violation. So, just very confused as to how this feature can be used by rep payees.

    • Great question, Joyce. There are special rules that help you keep your cash benefits and Medicare while you test your ability to work. We call these rules “work incentives“. A person may still be eligible for disability benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program if they work. However, their earnings cannot exceed a certain amount. This is called the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) limit. In 2017, the SGA limit is $1,170 per month (or $1,950 for blind applicants). Work incentive employment supports disabled and blind SSI beneficiaries go to work by minimizing the risk of losing their SSI or Medicaid benefits. See Understanding Supplemental Security Income-SSI Work Incentives for more information.

    • Your SSI amount will be decreased based on your monthly gross earnings. SSA counts a little less than half of your gross income when figuring up how much to cut away from your SSI check. For example, if you work and make $800/month, SSA will cut away about $357 of your SSI check.

  4. I have bee approved for 3 and a half years and have not received any money had to hire another atternie, mean while,lost my home,lost just about everything else, and can’t afford sergury that I’ need because you dot have money for food,,and it’s a lot worse but, this is what i get for being a good tax payer for 40 years,and I was badly injured at work, was screwed by comp and disability I can barely walk on my own,with my youngest ,family fought,and died for this country but you punish,your own people,it’s a shame you just get the run around GOD HELP US All thanks for your time.

    • We apologize for any inconvenience, Lesly. Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 and speak to one of our agents for further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks.

  5. A little bit confused how rep payees can use this to report wages for their SSDI beneficiaries, since the “mysocialsecurity” accounts are not to be set up by rep payees – only by the individual.

  6. Hope this the right place to leave this message: I was informed October 18th, I will be getting my first SSA Check via direct deposit, in the amount of $318.00. When I verified my account, nothing was deposited??? Can a Representative, please contact me & let me know what the status is.

    • Hi Iris. We do not have access to personal information, therefore, we do not do direct messaging in this venue. Please call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Or contact your local Social Security office for assistance.
      Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. Thanks!

  7. I would like to see continue to give disability benefits for the mental illness till they live. Allow them to work them for any wages. It will benefit the govenrnent by getting social money back what they pay.

  8. Do all eligible Social Security benefits increase by 2% effective January 2018 … even for those who haven’t actual started taking their benefits yet and are planning to do so either in 2018 or 2019?

  9. I am disabled and already registered with Social Security to return to work. Although I will not be starting the job I had hoped to due to my health issues, how do I begin work if a new opportunity should arise.

    Donald P.

  10. I got a e-mail from ya about now I can report my wage’s on line
    please give me a little more information about
    thank you,
    Deena C.

    • Hi Deena. Individuals receiving Social Security disability benefits may use my Social Security to report wages online. Using their own my Social Security account. Go to the my Social Security portal and see “What does a my Social Security account let me do?” Try it!

  11. What a great idea, This database will make it possible for Employment Networks to better follow up on SSI and SSDI recipients whom are Beneficiaries of the Ticket to Work program as now the Beneficiaries can upload their pay stubs for a more seamless transition of Wage Information to the Employment Network. In turn the Employment Network will have the ability to receive timely wage information to report to Maximus. The information will help the Employment Networks to keep in contact with the Ticket to Work Beneficiary and assist them through the Trial Work Level and into the Significant Gainful Activity stage.

  12. Trump wants to cut SS, Medicare, and Medicaid by 23 Trillion. IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN. IF IT DOES WELFARE ROLLS WILL SKYROCKET.

    • But he’s cutting welfare, food stamps, housing assistance, heating assistance, and Medicaid, too. So where’s everybody supposed to turn for help?

  13. What happens when they don’t report their wages and violate the law? When will the SSA get tough with the violators? It seems that they can piss on the SSA and nothing happens.

    • Thank you for your comment, Tony. We have strict guidelines that apply to individuals receiving Social Security disability benefits. If you receive benefits from Social Security, you have a legal obligation to report any changes which could affect your eligibility, this include your work activity.

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  15. I am a disabled american veteran whom has been
    denied ssi additional benefit, my social security
    benefit ssa is not the right amount due to forced
    minimum, it should be $1295.00 per month. $450
    dollars is being delibratly kept from me after child
    support was taken even as a disabled american
    veteran pushed into homelessness, and Texas says
    that it does not pay ssi as of 2016, I have been Disabled since 1980 after my military service.

  16. Question i’m in the process of getting a divorce I being to my husband 8 years. I already received benefits from social security for my self. I wanted to know will my benefits will go up because of my divorce!!
    Thanks, Katina

  17. Thank you SSA for making this available. I am so tired of going into an office monthly, fill out the information on the kiosk to get a ticket and always marking the hearing impaired or deaf yes button. Only, to sit and wait as I get passed by not hearing my number called or better yet, bypassed on the overhead monitor. Can’t tell you how many times that has happened. The CSR’s response “I didn’t look at the que to see that you were HI or deaf”. You didn’t respond so Csr moved on to next number. Thank you again for allowing us SSDI receivers to able to report our wages from home.

  18. Hi, I’ve received SSDI benefits for a while now, working part-time when I can do so. I understand the rules and incentives related to working while receiving benefits. I’ve always wondered how you calculate monthly earnings? For example, I’ve worked in environments where, at the end of a month, I can print off the dates for a particular month (say, November 1 through November 30) and multiply by my hourly wage to provide a monthly income. I’ve also worked in environments where that type of information isn’t available and all I can submit is my pay stubs. Some paychecks bridge a month (for example, the last week of April and the first week of May are on the same pay check). Do you take that pay check, divide by 2, and then add 1/2 to April and 1/2 to May? There are some who believe that, when a person works a full year, especially in environments that are variable month-to-month (such as hospitality and retail), you take yearly income and divide by 12.

    It seems to me that, when calculating monthly earnings, Social Security ought to take into account the type of work that a person is doing, within reason. In retail, for example, it is difficult to keep hours down during the peak rush (November/December). Employers need their best workers at this time, and it’s not a good time for negotiations. On the other hand, during the rest of the year, a retailer can usually accommodate someone with a disability. Also, in January and February, hours can be very low,

    In the overall yearly picture, total income could amount to well less than the limit for either TWP or SGA, even though two months were somewhat higher than those numbers. When a person is past the TWP period, it would be hard to pay back two months of benefits, especially when earning $9/hour and working 10-15 hours year-round.

    In human service work, because of the shortage of workers (CNAs), employers constantly push employees to work more than is healthy. In both of these environments, the ADA accommodations aren’t helpful. Employers will state that it is not a reasonable accommodation to have an employee of any sort limit their hours during the high-volume November sales that are necessary for the success of the business.

    Health care employers will state that they need employees who can work as often as necessary and that it is not reasonable for patients to go without care. If an employee does not do “enough” for an employer, their is a high risk of receiving very little work in these “as-needed” situations. The days of the steady 20/hr per week jobs are gone, especially for persons with disabilities.

    I am working for a retailer seasonally at $9/hour. I need the income to survive. This pace of work is not sustainable, and I think that my well-being suffers. The problem is that it was the best that I could do in terms of finding a job. Other retailers are more demanding than the one for whom I work.

    I appreciate this forum because I have felt alone and isolated with these questions. I think that issues in the current economy on a large-scale level play out at a personal one. I find the current economic climate and availability of jobs for persons with disabilities to be difficult and disadvantageous.

  19. Hello, I am still waiting for my monthly increase in pay from my SSI benefits. It has been 3 months and I have not receive a sign or anything from SDI. I submitted proof of myself not receiving SDI and waiting I guess on payroll to make the adjustment. How long does this process takes.

    • Hi, Wendy. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal records in this blog. Please continue working with your local office. If you are unable to visit the local office, you can call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks.

  20. im 70,years old was married to my ex for 14 years he is now deaseded ihave remarried i draw 940 ,00 amont [840,oo arter med, care comes out ,even tho ihave remarried can i draw off of the ex ???

  21. I just tried to access the information to print off what we need to start this mobile reporting, but got denied because we apparently have an insecure internet, so now not only can I not send in the reports by mail because the blue paper we always use was not returned, but now I don’t have access even though the note said we should be able to do this.
    I am daniels representative payee.

    • Hi Geraldine, please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Generally, you will have a shorter wait time if you call later in the week. Thanks.

  22. I’m having a problem logging on to my social security account every time i try to go to that particular part of the ssa site it locks me out and say’s site unavailable.What do i do?

    • Hi Frederick, you can speak to a Social Security representative for help with a my Social Security account between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Toll-free: 1-800-772-1213 After you hear “Briefly tell me why you are calling,” please say “Help Desk” for help with a my Social Security account.
      Note: Although our regular telephone service representatives are not available after 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, our Help Desk representatives can assist you until 12:00 midnight Eastern Time.
      TTY (for deaf or hard of hearing) 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.: 1-800-325-0778

  23. Comment about the 2.4% increase in benefits for 2018:

    The cost for Medicare insurance also increased about $30.00 per month. That means I will receive a grand total of $20.00 increase each month. What a joke!

    Funny that, to my knowledge, nothing has been published about that increase.

  24. MY MAILING ADDRESS HAS CHANGED FROM P.O. BOX 65 GAINESVILLE,TEXAS 76241 TO MY HOME ADDRESS : 807 SOUTH CLEMENTS ST. GAINES VILLE,TEXAS 76240,

    • Hi Cathy. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, we do not have access to personal information, therefore, we do not do direct messaging in this venue.
      The site appears to be working, please try again.
      Individuals receiving Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) and their representative payees may use the my Social Security account to report wages online.
      This service is not currently available to people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security retirement benefits. However, if you are receiving SSI, you can still use the automated toll-free SSI Telephone Wage Reporting system or the free SSI Mobile Wage Reporting smartphone app. We hope this helps!

  25. With myself receiving SSD, and being 60 years old was there an increase in my monthly payment. Struggling at this time and no one wants to hire a person that has a disability what is a person supposed to do for extra money.

  26. Hi! I have questions about my daughter’s resources account. I am her conservator and just reread the handbook. I believe I have been making a BIG mistake. I need clarification and would prefer to speak to someone on the phone if that is at all possible.
    My cell is 949-922-2408: landline is 714-486-3835

    • Hi Joseph. You will need to make an appointment with your local Social Security office for assistance. You can also call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance. Representatives are available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday but you will generally have a shorter wait time if you call later in the day. We hope this helps!

    • Hi Jamie, if you work and receive disability (SSDI) benefits you can report your wages using your personal my Social Security account. This service is not currently available to people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security retirement benefits. However, if you are receiving SSI, you can still use the automated toll-free SSI Telephone Wage Reporting system or the free SSI Mobile Wage Reporting smartphone app. Thanks!

  27. When I tried to help my son set up a My Social Security account, a message came up –
    ! We cannot create an account for the SS# you entered.
    For further assistance, please contact us.

    There was no contact information…who do I call/email/text?

  28. if you are 65 yrs old you have a 401k account and take a cash out withdraw is it counted as wages since you are not working any more (which some of it is going into a ira account which was not rollover because some is taken in cash but not over 16000)

    • Hello Eugene, if you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, any additional Income and Resources can affect your monthly SSI benefits.
      If you’re receiving Social Security benefits, we count only the wages you make from your job or your net earnings if you’re self-employed. We include bonuses, commissions, and vacation pay. We don’t count pensions, annuities, investment income, interest, veterans, or other government or military retirement benefits.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  29. I,PIA D. PARKER AM ATTEMPTING TO REPORT WAGE EARNINGS.I HAVE RECEIVED GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT.MY FIRST PAY WILL BE MARCH 16th 2018.I WILL BE WORKING 8HOURS A DAY 5DAYS A WEEK,MAKING$13.50 an HOUR,WITH FULL BENIFITS.THE COMPANY IN WHICH I AM EMPLOYED IS BECKMAN COULTER INC.,ADDRESS,2295 PROGRESS DRIVE,HEBRON,KY 41048. MY ADDRESS HAS ALSO CHANGED I NO LONGER LIVE AT 613 EAST FERRELL ST, SOUTH HILL VA 23970/NEW ADDRESS,6808 SEBREE DRIVE DR APT3,FLORENCE KY 41042-2039 AS OF THIS MESSAGE I HAVE NO PHONE WILL SUBMIT NUMBER WHEN THAT CHANGES.

    • Thank you for contacting us, Pia. However, for security reasons, we do not have access to personal information, and we do not do direct messaging in this venue. Representatives at our toll free number 1-800-772-1213 are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. If you’re not able to call, you can send your report of work activity to the local Social Security office. Please include your Social Security number or claim number whenever you write to us.
      Please be cautious about posting personal information on social media and communicating personal information via email. Thanks!

  30. I would like to have my ssi money for every once a month of an check for $75.00 for my djing that I have been doing as a hobby and my job at urs dayton that I have been started working there since April the 9th after my 37th birthday that I already had.

  31. I have visited this website and tried to use this tool on three separate occasions and it still does NOT work. PLEASE fix it. Because I am working, I can not contact anyone during work hours to get assistance with it. I also can’t take time off to go wait in line again at the field office location.

    • Hi Terri, individuals receiving Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits and their representative payees may use my Social Security to report wages online. Using their own my Social Security account, representative payees can report wages for any beneficiary they represent who works and receives Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.
      This service is not currently available to people who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security retirement benefits. However, if you are receiving SSI, you can still use the automated toll-free SSI Telephone Wage Reporting system or the free SSI Mobile Wage Reporting smartphone app.
      Please call our toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 for further assistance. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thanks!

  32. I have been trying to input my April wages for my son who is on SSI since the first week of May. I have not been able to use the MWR or TWR. I called the local office and was told I would have to take he paystubs in. It very difficult and inconvinient. SSA should find a way to ensure people can use the MWR and TWR with no problems. Both systems say they cannot locate me. I am trying to meet my reporting responsibilieis and I am not ale to.

    • Hi A. We apologize for your inconvenience and certainly understand your frustration. We have escalated this issue to our systems department for further review. In the meantime, you may send in your pay stubs or bring them to your local field office. Here is information to locate your local field office: http://ow.ly/n4Iz3063xGK. You may also call our toll free number at: 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Representatives are available Monday through Friday between 7:00a.m. and 7:00p.m. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call later in the day. We hope this helps!

  33. I AM 67 AND RETIRED EVERY ONCE AND A WHILE I WORK A WEEK FOR OLD EMPLOYER MY QUESTION IS DO I HAVE TO PAY SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE WHEN I,M ALREADY ON THEM

    • Thank you for your questions John. Current law, requires that everyone working in covered employment or self-employment regardless of age or eligibility for benefits must pay Social Security and Medicare taxes. Also, some people have to pay federal income taxes on their Social Security benefits. This usually happens only if you have other substantial income (such as wages, self-employment, interest, dividends and other taxable income that must be reported on your tax return) in addition to your benefits.
      For further income tax questions, you will need to contact the IRS. Their toll-free number is 1-800-829-1040. Thanks!

  34. Hello I’m waiting on my ssi decision but my social security account just recently updated with the wage report section yesterday so does that mean I’ve been approved?

      • Yes! I called about it as well and getting missed reviews some say it’s what you get when your approved some say it’s nothing some just don’t know lol..Like this morning when I called she said yes that’s for people who receive ssi or. about to receive ssi to report Wages..!

  35. i am extremely upset. the ssi wage report app doesnt work. i have had to wait hru the phone system for two hours, only for it to get my voice info wrong twice, hang up on me twice, then tell me to go online (where you cant do anything online!) tried to get a person and it said it would call me back in two more hours. im in tears now trying not to have panic attack. i just want to tell them i earned $0 (not happy about that in the first place) im desperately trying to follow the rules!! the slow redundant useless talking on the automated service, is the most frustrationg thing i have had to endure in some time and i am a fulltime caregiver (i clean poop all day)

  36. Hello, where is the link to the actual wage reporting for ssdi? the mysocialsecurity portal has no such link. This is very frustrating. thx

  37. I report wages and changes for several of our residents.

    Is this application something that I can use for each of them? Or, for just one of them?

    • Hello Dawn, this applies to people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and their representative payees. Using their own my Social Security account, representative payees can report wages for any beneficiary they represent who works and receives Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.

  38. I am I’m just trying to find that tax table for when my wages will affect my husband’s SSI why is it so freaking hard to find oh my God it’s giving me a headache thank you can somebody make it simpler I’m listening
    Cordially yours
    Debbie Christian

    • Hi Debbie, some people have to pay federal income taxes on their Social Security benefits. This usually happens only if you have other substantial income (such as wages, self-employment, interest, dividends and other taxable income that must be reported on your tax return) in addition to your benefits. For further income tax questions, you will need to contact the IRS. Their toll-free number is 1-800-829-1040. Thanks!

  39. Thank you for any other informative website. Where else may just I get that kind of information written in such a perfect method? I have a challenge that I’m simply now running on, and I have been at the glance out for such info.

  40. I am seventy seven years old and on social security retirement Inhave begun to baby sit a child and mom pays me How doI report this and to whom how do I pay the taxes Mom pYs me $260.00 per month . thank you for all your help I would like to know how to pay the taxes every three months

  41. Submit Pay Stub Information link does not work for me. when I click on it, it says “You have no active employers on record at this time. If you have started work with new employers, or have self-employment earnings to report, please contact your local field office or contact us. More Info.” I have reported my earning by going to the office and they can’t give me a solution to the problem and just print the link address for me. I wait for an hour and when I insist on getting help, they brush me off by telling me they are too busy. And when I call they ask me to go to the field office. Frustrating.

  42. I have been entering my wages for a year now and when you upgraded your system it no longer shows my employer. I have reported that to Social Security 3 time and all they say they can do is resubmit my request but the problem is still there. Also I am a new representative later for someone else and would love to submit his stuff on line. Pleases help. Thanks

  43. I’am on my homepage. I do not see a “Report Wages” in the blue hyperlink or a “Submit Paystub Information” site.
    Also, mail from the district office 3216 N Cypress St. Wichita Ks 67226 mails me Frederick “J” Schmidt. My middle name is “Keith”, therefore it should be a “K”.

    Thank you,
    Frederick K Schmidt
    *** – ** – ***
    schmidthead5668@sbcglobal.net

  44. been collecting s/s since 62yrs.old benn worhing at home depot since 2005.13 yrs now. been paying fica taxea at about 900.00$ a year, am I entilled to a new evaluation. on benefits I receive.if not why am I still all this into s/s. thanks for your reply

    • Hello John. Each year, we review the records for all working Social Security recipients to see if additional earnings may increase their monthly benefits.
      When you apply for retirement benefits, we base your benefit payment on your highest 35 years of earnings and your age when you start receiving benefits.
      If your earnings for the prior year are higher than any of the years that were used to compute your retirement benefit, we will recalculate your benefit amount. If an increase is due, a new monthly benefit amount is established on your record automatically.
      You may also contact us and request a review of your records. You can also call our toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. You will generally have a shorter wait time if you call later during the day or later in the week. We hope this information helps!

  45. All this talk about a WAGE REPORTING APP but I CAN’T FIND IT ANYWHERE ON YOUR WEBSITE AFTER LOGGING IN!

    Very well hidden so NOBODY CAN FIND IT!

    • You can report wages via the My Profile Tab through my Social Security. From my Social Security account page, click on the “If you receive benefits or have Medicare, you can…” tab, to find the “Report your wages if you work and receive Disability Insurance (DI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits”.
      We hope this helps!

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