Reporting Wages for SSI
Because SSI is a needs-based program for people who are aged, blind, or have a disability, the amount you can receive is based, in part, on the income available to you. Generally, the more income available to you, the less the SSI payment will be.
If you receive SSI and you or your deemor (e.g. your ineligible spouse or parent(s) with whom you live) work, then either you or your representative payee must report the gross wages to us.
You should consistently report wages for the prior month during the first 6 days of the month to help prevent overpayments and underpayments. If you need to report your past wages (received before the prior month), you should contact us.
Automated Wages Reporting
You can report wages by calling or writing your local Social Security Office. If you want to report wages using the automated tools, you can use toll-free SSI Telephone Wage Reporting Service, the free SSA Mobile Wage Reporting app, or myWageReport within your personal my Social Security account. If you have questions, please contact your local Social Security office and speak to one of our representatives.
The SSA Mobile Wage Reporting app is available as a free download from either the Apple or Google Play stores and allows SSI recipients, deemors, and representative payees to report wages using a mobile device (i.e. Android phone, iPhone, tablet).
If you are a new or existing user of the mobile app, you can refer to the instruction guide for additional information on how to use the app.
The online wage reporting tool, available with a personal my Social Security account, is available to both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries and their representative payees as well as SSI recipients, deemors, and their representative payees.
You will need to have all pay stubs for wages paid in the report month, know the pay period start and end dates, gross amount paid, and the pay date before you can report your wages online.
Before reporting wages online, contact your local Social Security office or call us Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to provide the employer’s information and employer identification number (EIN).
Sign Up To Receive An E-mail Or Text Message Wage Reporting Reminder
Regardless of which method you choose to report wages, you can sign up online to receive a monthly e-mail or text message wage reporting reminder.
If you have any questions about SSI Wage Reporting, please contact us.