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Effect of Social Security-Disability on FAFSA

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Replies to: Effect of Social Security-Disability on FAFSA

  • tgregorcyktgregorcyk Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    OK guys Disability is benefits of short term or long term from your employer. SSDI or Social Security Disability is considered untaxed Social Security. You do not have to report SSDI as long as it is not taxed on the fFSFA as income. You do have to report any money from short term or long term disability because it is taxed income.
  • megmnomegmno Posts: 415Registered User Member
    Also, some people receive payments from private disability insurance policies. These can be in addition to getting Social Security disability payments. My reading of the regulations is that money from private insurance would be reported, while the untaxed portion of Social Security Disability would not be reported.

    Some people on here seem to be confusing Social Security Disability with SSI. SSI is a supplemental, means-tested government payment, while Social Security Disability is available to anyone who has worked enough years and is found to be legally disabled.
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