Supplemental Security Income Recipients Who Have Earnings
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients are responsible for reporting any information that may affect their eligibility or payment amount.
Generally, the more income an SSI recipient has, the lower his/her payment will be. Furthermore, an individual who has too much income in a particular month is not eligible for SSI in that month.
SSA’s systems alert Agency staff when financial information reported by recipients does not match information from other sources, such as other Federal and State agencies.
In this audit, our objective was to determine whether SSA considered SSI recipients’ earnings when it determined eligibility and payment amounts.