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Is Rental Income Counted Against My Social Security Disability Check?
Social Security disability is based upon a residual functional capacity that is so restricted that it prevents substantial work activity. Social Security does not consider all income like the Internal Revenue Service; only wages are counted against an individualís continued entitlement to a disability benefit.
For example, if you have some rental property that you rent out that is not considered work activity for Social Security, however if you run a rental management service your income may be considered work activity thus the income may be counted against your disability entitlement.
It all depends on the context in which the rental income is received. If you have duplexes or houses that are an investment for you, they will not affect your Social Security disability. But this is the case only for Social Security disability not Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits.
Supplemental Security Income disability benefits are paid on the basis of financial need; consequently there are income and resource limits.
Most likely if you have a rental property that you do not live in, you would be over the resource limit for this disability program, and if you are receiving any kind of rental income it would be counted against your eligibility for SSI.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions
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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI
These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits
How to check the status of my Social Security disability claim
To qualify for disability, what to prove
Preparation to win a disability hearing
Social Security Disability lawyers FAQ
How Much Income Can you Earn If you draw Social Security Disability?
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Social Security Disability Claims and Medical Exams
What is qualifying for disability benefits based on?
Partial Social Security Disability SSI benefits
Filing for disability and financial help
Getting approved after a Social Security Disability Psychological exam
How long does it take to receive disability benefits after you are approved?
Does Social Security Disability Come With Medicaid Benefits?
Applying for Disability or SSI - How long does it take
Can you work if you get Social Security Disability?
Am I eligible to receive disability benefits?
What medical disabilities, conditions qualify for Disability Benefits?
How to get disability for degenerative disc disease
What mental problems qualify for disability?
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