I currently am on medication and was recently approved for SSI benefits including cash assistance and food stamps. The money comes in monthly with no problem but I can't afford housing with just this and need a second form of income. I was wondering if anyone knew how much, or if there is any place online, where I can find out how many hours i can work/how much money I can make without cutting into my benefits.

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    The answer depends on several undisclosed factors including your age. Have you tried looking at the Social Security web site to find the answers, or tried just asking the Social Security Administration? Apr 14 '14 at 19:48
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    ... and your location. Please at least add a country tag.
    – Vicky
    Apr 16 '14 at 11:32
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    Do other countries use "Social Security" or that US-only? Aug 20 '15 at 12:53

As Dilip commented, the Social Security web site is pretty comprehensive.

Understanding Supplemental Security Income SSI Income has the details you are looking for.

It's a convoluted equation. You lose SSI at a pretty fast rate as earned income rises. The system is not kind to those who qualify for SSI but try to earn some money to cover their needs.

  • Dilip mentioned age--how does that factor in? I don't see it in your link but may be missing it. Aug 21 '15 at 13:10
  • Dilip would have to address this. I was happy enough to get to a nice relevant document. Aug 21 '15 at 19:14

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