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I RECEIVE A STIPEND FOR BEING AN ADULT FOSTER CAREGIVER TO

MY GRANDMOTHER. IT IS PAID...
I RECEIVE A STIPEND FOR BEING AN ADULT FOSTER CAREGIVER TO MY GRANDMOTHER. IT IS PAID TO ME THRU AN AGENCY DIRECTLY FROM MASSHEALTH...I KNOW THAT IT IS NON-TAXABLE...BUT I ALSO COLLECT SSDI.
I AM AFRAID THAT THE STIPEND WILL INTERFERE WITH THAT AND WILL BE CONSIDERED GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT...
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Generally speaking, the income that you receive as an adult foster parent or caregiver is not considered "earned income" & therefore is not taxable and is not disqualifying income for purposes of SSDI. The stipend is consider a payment for the support of the patient and not of the "caregiver".

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ahhhh....I see!!!! Well thank you so much!!!!

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You can always call your local Social Security Office to confirm your particular payment from Massachusetts, but that is what we have learned from similar inquires in the past.

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