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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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My wife is 62 on SSI disability benefits. Is it possible she

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My wife is 62 on SSI disability benefits. Is it possible she can suspend these benefits and resume later until I am not working as all benefits are currently taxed?
Thanks,
JB
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

Do you mean Social Security Disability Insurance benefits? You stated SSI, which is welfare disability for non-workers - and if you are a working husband, she likely would not be poor enough for that welfare. Thank you for clarifying. Thank you for clarifying.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
you are correct. We are trying to determine if it's possible to cease receiving while I'm working to avoid the tax bite. Her yearly benefit is currently only 20K. She's retired and my income is 200K If we can't cease benefits should we file taxes separately then?
Thanks,
JB
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

OK! If she started collecting less than 12 months ago, she should be able to WITHDRAW that application. She mus pay back what she has collected though. This would make it like she has never collected at all. It is a once in a lifetime option.

It is not "suspending" since that can only happen at her full retirement age or after, so she will want to jump on the withdrawing opportunity asap.

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