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January 2017 Archives

Are SSDI beneficiaries eligible for Earned Income Tax Credit?

Tax season is a tedious time for many Americans hoping for a refund. While many Social Security recipients know that disability payments do not count as earned income, that may not disqualify you from filing for the Earned Income Tax Credit. According to Accounting Today, as many as 1.5 million people with disabilities miss out on the EITC because they don't file taxes.

Social Security benefits before age 50

For many people, Social Security provides them with the benefits they need to provide for themselves and their loved ones. However, not everyone is eligible for these benefits. The Social Security Administration has set qualifications that an individual has to meet before they can be eligible to collect the benefits the SSA supplies for those who qualify, but being over the age of 55 may not be one of those qualifications.