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Do I need to File Taxes if Im on Disability

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I live in California. Do I have to file taxes if I'm on permanent disability receiving disability money from both Social Security and Long Term Disability from my former employer?

Please verify what is the amount of your Social Security and

the amount of your Long Term Disability from my former employer?

I will determine your filing requirements.


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Social Security disability is $1,747 a month and long term diability that I paid through my former employer is $1,658.35 a month.


Your total Social Security disability income is $1,747 *12 months = $20964

Social security income may be partly taxable. To determine if any of your Social security benefits are taxable - we should add your other taxable income and half of SS benefits - if the amount is less than $25,000 - none of your SS benefits are taxable.


Your Long Term Disability income is $1,658.35 *12 months = $19896

Long-term care insurance contracts generally are treated as accident and health insurance contracts. Amounts you receive from them (other than policyholder dividends or premium refunds) generally are excludable from income as amounts received for personal injury or sickness.


So far none of your income are taxable.

See for reference the IRS publication 525 -

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