Work Incentives

October 25, 2015 - Less than a minute read

This term refers primarily to income exemptions, allowed by the Social Security Administration, for persons receiving SSDI and SSI benefits, to encourage the individual to seek and retain employment. Such exemptions include the calculation of earned income for an SSI recipient (application of the $ 20.00 any-income disregard, plus the $ 65.00 earned income disregard, and then only 50% of the remainder is countable income), Impairment Related Work Expenses (IRWE), the Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS) and other incentives