Can I file a tax return if I receive Social Security Disability benefits? Do I have to file a return?

Jan 05, 2015
askacpaiconCan I file a tax return if I am receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits?

Yes, a person ("the taxpayer") can file a tax return even if he or she is receiving SSI/SSD benefits. Note, however, that the taxpayer may not be required to file a return if the only income received during the year by the taxpayer (and the taxpayer's spouse if married filing jointly) was SSI/SSD benefits. For more tax resources visit www.picpa.org/taxhelp.

Answer By: William L. Stunkel, CPA, is director of small business services with Holsinger PC in Wexford, Pa.

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