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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Taxable?

When clients have severe, long-term illnesses or injuries that prevent them from working, Midwest Disability can help. Our experienced attorneys help clients in Minnesota and the Midwest obtain the Social Security Disability benefits they need and answer their many questions about the application process and what happens when clients obtain benefits. One common question is whether Social Security Disability benefits are taxable.

The answer: Social Security Disability benefits are taxable, depending on whether a person is married and how much income he or she has. But many people do not have to pay taxes on disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because their incomes are low enough.

When Social Security Disability Benefits May Be Taxed

In general, if you are single and earn between $25,000 and $34,000 a year, the federal government may tax you on half the value of your disability benefits. If you are single and earn $34,000 a year, up to 85 percent of your Social Security Disability benefits could be taxed.

If you are married and you file a joint tax return, you may be subject to federal taxes on up to 50 percent of your benefits if the income of you and your spouse falls between $32,000 and $44,000. If your combined income is greater than $44,000, you could be taxed on up to 85 percent of your benefits.

Many states do not tax disability benefits, though some do consider disability benefits to be taxable.

In addition, if you receive a lump sum from the federal government for back payments after you have been approved for Social Security Disability, you may have to pay taxes on this amount.

Contact Midwest Disability For Help With Your Case

Whether Social Security Disability benefits are taxable is just one complex issue that Minnesotans must consider when they pursue Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Disability lawyers at Midwest Disability provide guidance throughout the application and appeals process. Call 888-351-0427 for a free consultation.

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