Some people who are older or have a disability that prevents them from working helps them to qualify for SSI benefits.
This is a federal program paid for by taxes.
SSI is specifically for seniors over 65, blind, and/or disabled Americans with little to no income.
The payments go toward daily living expenses like clothing, food, and shelter.
There are limits to what you can collect as income in order to qualify for these benefits.
If you surpass these limits then you won’t necessarily lose your SSI benefits, but they could be lowered.
Who can get SSI and what’s the income limit?
The money will pay for their basic living expenses.
Those on these benefits may not be gainfully employed, meaning they cannot be making enough to afford things themselves.
The 2022 income limits are $1,767 per month for individuals and $2,000 in assets.
If you qualify, the maximum amount you’ll see is $841 for individuals or $1,261 for couples.
Couples have an income limit of $2,607 each month.
The SSA explains that making over the limits shows you aren’t suffering from a disability that will keep you from working.
What happens to your SSI if you pass the income limit
Your benefits are calculated based on your countable income.
Different factors are taken into consideration when you pass the income limit.
It matters whether your income was earned and if your state provides you with additional SSI benefits.
If your monthly income surpasses $85 then your benefits are lowered.
Once it passes $1,750 they will be ended entirely.