Are my disability benefits taxable?

If you are only receiving SSI benefits, it is very unlikely that your benefits are taxable. When disability benefits are taxable, it is usually an SSDI recipient. A single individual with adjusted gross income between $25,000.00 and $34,000.00 may have up to 50% of their disability benefits taxed at their marginal tax rate. If the single individual's adjusted gross income is more than $34,000.00, up to 85% of their disability benefits may be taxed at their marginal tax rate. A married person filing a joint return with adjusted gross income between $32,000.00 and $44,000.00 may have up to 50% of their disability benefits taxed at their marginal tax rate. If the married person's adjusted gross income is more than $44,000.00, up to 85% of their disability benefits may be taxed at their marginal tax rate.

DISCLAIMER-This information should only be taken as starting point for how your disability benefits may be taxed. You should consult with a certified public accountant for more specific advice on how your disability benefit may be taxed.

Sean D. Cuddigan
SSA and VA Disability Attorney in Omaha, Nebraska