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New Wage Reporting Application

October 18, 2017 • By

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person using calculator On September 23, 2017, we released a new wage reporting application behind the my Social Security portal. Now, people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and their representative payees can report wages securely online.

It’s faster and easier than ever before for SSDI beneficiaries and their representative payees to report wages; they can avoid visiting a field office to report their wages in person and they can print or save a receipt of their report.

When you sign up or log in to your my Social Security account, you’ll have access to this application on your desktop, laptop, and mobile device. After you report your wages online, you can save or print a copy of your receipt.

This service will be available for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients in the future. SSI recipients should continue to report wages through SSA Mobile Wage Reporting, SSI Telephone Wage Reporting, or by visiting a local field office.

We’re constantly expanding and improving our services to put you in control of your time by providing them when, where, and how you need them. You can learn more about this new wage reporting service here.

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Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications

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  1. Mara P.

    This is an absolute crock. You may be able to report wages, but you STILL have to sit around a field office all day (or on hold at the 800 number) to add an employer for which you want to report wages.

    Don’t go telling people they can report wages online when you’re still forcing them to waste time having YOU enter the employer information.

  2. Tomas L.

    I am filing income taxes and I want report Social Security benefit and I have SSA-1099 but need address for social security ID

  3. Nancy B.

    Does everyone require that receives social security reguire a payee. If not how do I get mine off my account

  4. daren k.

    147 dollars report

  5. hgg

    Hello, I transferred FROM SSDi to full retirement benefits as I am now of age.
    I only work about 3K bucks worth a year, do I need to report this or what?

    • Vonda V.

      Hi there. Once you reach your full retirement age, earnings no longer reduce your benefits, no matter how much you earn.

  6. Bonnie W.

    will I be penalized for wages made after full retirement age?

  7. Robert M.

    I was wondering if SSA checks the wage info at the end of the year. I made a mistake in 2018 in that when I figured her wages I came up with her total to be $27,000 but her SS wages list as $20,000.
    I also believe that in the past her income I listed was $22.000 but having not look at her past years W2 I am pretty sure that her SS amount would have been less.
    Thank you

  8. Chris N.

    To SSA Public Affairs:

    When I first tried My WR this spring for SSDI, the Help Desk asked for my employer’s taxpayer ID number, created an active record for the employer, and I was then able to enter my biweekly gross. Went off without a hitch.

    This month, the Help Desk closed the prior employer’s file, but failed to open an active one for my current employer. Instead, they took down the dates I left my prior and started my current work, then just forwarded them to my field office, who in turn sent a paper SSA-821. This defeats the purpose of online reporting and puts more workload on the FO. Now I call the Help Desk and they won’t even try to address my issue, but forward me to Customer Service with a 1-3/4 hour wait, for what I’ve no idea.

    The only reason I can think of for having the Help Desk set up the employer record is to link it right away with a central corporate address or the online verification that some employers use. The online system should should allow for stating when one specifically started and stopped work, and at least for simple cases, negate the need for filing a paper 821.

    I also feel that when we log in, we should see our prior reports listed, even if the data is frozen. We do receive confirming emails, but it makes it harder at a glance to know when or what amounts you’ve been reporting.

  9. Donna E.

    I am having difficulty finding how much I can make while working with ssdi for 2019 last year the amount was 850 per month before it is counted as a trial work month. since there was an increase this year has this amount gone up? where can I see this in writing?

    • Ann C.

      Hi, Donna. If you are referring 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. In 2019, For more information on working while receiving Social Security disability benefits, click here.
      Whether you are receiving Social Security or SSI, you may be able to work. Learn more information by reading our publication, “Working while Disabled- How We Can Help”. We hope this helps.

  10. John G.

    When are you going to replace or fix this app? It does not work to report wages and is frustrating.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi John. We are sorry to hear you are having difficulties with the wage reporting application. For assistance with your 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

      •Contact your local Social Security office.

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