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Posted in: Benefits on August 31st, 2011

ssi schoolIf you or a young person that you know receives Supplemental Security Income benefits, you may be aware that there is a Student Earned Income Exclusion benefit.  Essentially, if a recipient is under the age of 22 and is regularly attending school, they can earn over 1,000 dollars worth of external income per month that does not get counted against their overall “income and assets”.

What Does Regularly Attending School Mean?

As with many things that have to do with the government, much is determined by the definition of words.  In order to be eligible for Student Earned Income Exclusion Benefits, there are certain parameters that need to be met in order to fill the requirement of “regularly attending school.”  According to the Social Security Administration, these are the rules that need to be followed in order to meet this qualification:

  • In college or university for at least eight hours a week, or;
  • In grades 7-12 for at least 12 hours a week; or
  • In a training course to prepare for employment for at least 12 hours a week (15 hours a week if the course includes shop practice; or
  • In a home school situation for at least 12 hours a week and in accordance with the home school laws in the state or jurisdiction where the student resides; or
  • For less time than indicated above for reasons that are beyond the student’s control, such as illness.

If these parameters are met, the individual is considered to be “regularly attending school” and is thus eligible for the program.  If you are unsure if you are eligible or not, be sure to contact the Social Security Administration for more information on the subject.

 

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