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    • Hi, Thomas. Thank you for your question. There is a law that went into effect March 1, 2013 requiring electronic payment of Social Security and Supplement Security Income benefits. Treasury can grant exceptions in rare circumstances. For more information or to request a waiver, call Treasury at 855-290-1545. We hope this helps.

  1. Can you provide the actual link to report the change in earnings?
    I’m getting early social security benefits and need to report a change in earnings.
    The link you provided takes me to the SSA home page not the earnings change.
    Thank you

    • Hi Krystyna, thanks for using our blog. If you’re receiving Social Security retirement or survivor benefits and need to change your earnings estimate, you will need to call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  2. I’m 73 and currently receive social security. the job pays $40,000 — do I need to report that additional income? will I need to fill out a 2020 tax form?

  3. how do i report my edd? You guys care about the amount before deductions not after right? I been mailing my info every month and still you guys say havent recieved its pissing me off. I dont know how to fax. Is there a way to email my papers or a gurantee you will enter in my imformation? Thanks i like to turn in all my paper work but you guys always say never recieved

    • Hi Cindy, thanks for using our blog. If you get Social Security benefits (retirement, survivors, or disability), you can update your contact information including your telephone number, in your my Social Security account. If you have questions or need help understanding how to change your telephone number online, call our toll-free number a 1-800-772-1213 or call your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  4. Is it possible to receive both SSDI and unemployment? I lost my job in February due to the pandemic.
    I was told not to file for unemployment, to file for disability.
    Now I’m being told that I should be able to get unemployment and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance retroactively. And that it would not affect SSDI benefits.
    The employment office couldn’t answer my question
    Please help. Thank you!

    • Hi Jackie, thank you for your question. Unemployment benefits do not affect or reduce Social Security retirement and disability benefits. State unemployment compensation payments are not wages because they are paid due to unemployment rather than employment. However, income from Social Security may reduce your unemployment compensation. Contact your state unemployment office for information on how your state applies the reduction.

      If you’re receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), unemployment insurance benefits are considered unearned income. If you, your spouse, or a child living in your household have any income other than your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment, including unemployment insurance benefits, you must tell us.

      To learn more about SSI and how income affects your payment, read What You Need to Know When You Get Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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