Close-up of bottom right-hand corner of a checkThis week is National Payroll Week! National payroll week is September 7-11 each year and celebrates the nation's 150 million wage-earners and the payroll staff who pay them. Combined, their work contributes to nearly $2.08 trillion annually, or 68% of the U.S. Treasury's yearly revenue.

Whether you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it is very important that you keep Social Security informed about your work and how much money, or wages, you are making.

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National Payroll Week: A Good Reminder to Report Your Wages

Sep 9, 2015

Signature on a payroll checkThis week is National Payroll Week! National payroll week is September 7-11 each year and celebrates the nation’s 150 million wage-earners and the payroll staff who pay them. Combined, their work contributes to nearly $2.08 trillion annually, or 68% of the U.S. Treasury’s yearly revenue.

Whether you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it is very important that you keep Social Security informed about your work and how much money, or wages, you are making.

Proper wage reporting can help prevent benefit overpayments from Social Security. Overpayments occur when you receive more than you should have been paid.

To prevent overpayments, or underpayments, from happening, you should regularly report your wages during the first six days of the month. You can report your wages by:

If you receive SSI, you can also sign up online to receive a monthly wage reporting reminder via email or text message.

If you receive SSDI, you must report your earnings or income from work AND any changes in your work activity.

Keep in mind too that wages are just one of several things you should regularly report to Social Security. Learn what else SSDI and SSI beneficiaries should regularly report to Social Security here.

To learn more about wage reporting and resources for disability employment, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY). Representatives are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT.

 

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