Social Security Income Update 2023: Two More Checks Are Awaiting Americans

Even though it’s common knowledge that delaying Social Security benefits until age 70 will result in longer-term financial gains, few Americans do. According to the Fed Reserve & Boston University study, “virtually all” U.S. workers between the ages of 45 and 62 should wait until after age 65 before filing for benefits. And even more people should wait until they are 70 years old. However, claiming too early damages the average worker above $182,000 in lifelong discretionary expenditure. To date, only about 10% do. The average age of claimants increased from 63.6 for males and 64.6 for women between 2008 and 2018, according to the Social Security Administration.

Guidelines For SSI And Child Support

State laws governing child support differ. The most that can be deducted when you back another child is 50% of your total Social Security payout. If you don’t provide for another child, 60% of your share may be seized. 65 percent may be taken if the assistance is over twelve weeks past due. The laws are different for SSI since SSI is safeguarded even if the lender is permitted to collect ordinary Social Security. While this is going on, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are also subject to garnishment.

Distinctions Between SSI & SSDI

Although both programs support Americans with disabilities, they are not the same. The standards for qualifying are the main distinction between SSI and SSDI. Individuals must have no over $2000 in assets, whereas couples may have around $3,000 in assets. The maximum benefit per month is often the same as the SSI income limit, despite its more convoluted nature. However, several payments and earnings, involving the first $20 of the monthly maximum, do not qualify as “income.” Grants, scholarships, loans, cash gifts, and tax refunds, among other items, do not constitute income for SSI, according to the SSA. In contrast, SSDI has a monthly paycheck cap of $2,460 or $1,470 if you’re blind. However, work-related expenses are deducted by the (SSA) Social Security Administration. According to the SSA, if you have additional employment costs, your earnings in 2023 might be significantly higher than $1,470 before they have an impact on your benefits.

New Proposed SSI Regulation

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently suggested amending a regulation. If implemented, it would take food out of the in-kind support & maintenance (ISM) formula used to calculate beneficiaries’ payments. Currently, your income and other forms of support, such as housing and food, might lower the amount of benefits you receive. For example, a recipient whose host family gives them meals will see a specific percentage of their payments reduced. The ISM computation has resulted in a reduction in payments for 793,000 claimants as of right now. Food would no longer be included in the calculation under the new regulation, allowing beneficiaries to keep additional of their SSI income. Although there has been discussion about revising the regulation, it is not yet known if it will be implemented.


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