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Lane
Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
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I am currently a disabled veteran receiving both disability

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Hi, I am currently a disabled veteran receiving both disability compensation from the military and also SSI. I understand that under SSI , there is a limit of how much you can work. However, to supplement my income, I was wondering about renting a room in my condo on Airbnb. It is not physical work, but would doing so affect my SSI? What are the rules if any surrounding this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

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Because we get SO many questions where people confuse SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Income), would you mind letting me know that you are asking about SSI and not SSDI? (Becasue the answer is different)

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Thanks

Lane

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(I'll be here)

Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.

OK, still don't see you coming into the chat here, so I'll answer generally.

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For SSDI (Social Security Disability) passive income, such as this rental income, is not counted and will not affect your benefits.

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But unlike Social Security disability (SSDI), other types of income may potentially affect your eligibility for SSI (Supplemental Security Income) disability benefits. Long or short-term disability benefits, unemployment, workman’s compensation, rental income, or any other kind of income affects your eligibility for SSI benefits.

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Hope this helps to clarify

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Let me know if you have any questions at all

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Lane

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