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The Working Has Benefits Calculator
For Youth after SSI Adult Determination – Age 18+

See how you'll always make more money each month with a job!

So easy to use: Just enter your Wage Statement amount and your current SSI amount, then click "Calculate" below—the calculator will do the rest! If you don't have a job now, use a Wage Statement (gross amount) that you think you could earn. For example, you could enter $600 for your Wage Statement.

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Subtract the Earned Income Exclusion.
(This exclusion is a deduction for working.)

– $65

Subtract the General Income Exclusion.
(This exclusion is because you receive SSI.)

– $20

Check this box if you are 22 years of age or younger, regularly attend school, and earn less than $7,180.00 per year from your job.
(If you are over the age of 22, younger than 22 and are no longer regularly attending school, or younger than 22 and earn more than $7,180.00 per year, you are not eligible for this exclusion.)

 
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Divide your Countable Earned Income by 2:

÷ 2

This is your Total Countable Earned Income.
(This is the amount subtracted from your SSI check.)

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Subtract the Total Countable Earned Income amount from your SSI
amount:

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Your new SSI amount:

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Your monthly Wage Statement amount:

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Your new SSI amount:

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Your New Total Income for the month:
(This amount will always be more than your SSI check.)

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Wow! With the Wage Statement you entered, along with SSI benefits, you’ll make an extra $ each month!

IMPORTANT: To make sure your results are correct, contact an SSI Benefits Navigator.