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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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If a person 61 yrs old is receiving $21,000/yr from Social

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If a person 61 yrs old is receiving $21,000/yr from Social Security Disability and $4,000.00 per year from a Pension, how much more can they earn from "Trust Income" without jeopardizing their Social Security Disability Benefit ?
Re: The Trust Income will be received as a result of a death in the family.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

Social Security Disability is not effected by unearned income - it is only effected by income derived form your current working abilities, generally. Thus, that person can feel free to inherit as much as he can, and have no concerns vis a vis Social Security Disability. Remember, SSDIB is not welfare nor 'needs based' - it is proceeds from insurance that the worker paid for via premiums paid through our SS taxes.

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