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I am 64 years old and have started collecting Social Security

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I am 64 years old and have started collecting Social Security Benefits in May 2015. If I accept a one year stipend of $25,000 for Hospital Chaplain Education, will this count as earned income?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.
It's likely that the payment will be treated as a wage, which would require you to pay back some of your social security benefits. Can you tell me more about what you are to do for the stipend? It might allow you to escape the repayment.