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Social Security Publications (in alphabetical order)


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A Desktop Guide to Social Security and SSI Work Incentives 2016 (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #5516.01)

Employed Person: Reporting Changes in Earned Income to Social Security (rtf) (pdf) (Pub #5205.01)

Fact Sheet on California’s Budget Cuts to Benefits Programs - Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) grant level cuts (pdf) (August 13, 2009, #F006.01)

Independent Contractor and Self-Employed: Reporting Earned Income to Social Security (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #5405.01)

Lump sum payments and SSI/Medi-Cal eligibility (pdf) (rtf) ( November 2014, Pub #5500.01)

Lump Sum Payments and SSI Eligibility (pdf) (rtf) (October 2017, Pub #5604.01)

Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) Brochure (pdf) (Pub #5378.01)

Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) Program (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #5430.01)

Public Benefits for People with Disabilities (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #5014.01)

Self Employment Fact Sheet (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #5454.01)

Social Security Rules for Deeming Income from Parents to a Child with a Disability to Determine Whether a Child is Eligible for SSI and, if so, the Amount (rtf) (pdf) (Pub #5017.01)

Spousal Deeming in the SSI Program (pdf) (Pub #5198.01)

SSI Applicants and Recipients: Not Knowing About In-Kind Support and Maintenance Can Cost You Money! (pdf) (rtf) (audio MP3) (Pub #5382.01)

SSI Overpayments (html) (rtf) (pdf) (audo MP3) (Pub #5421.01)

The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program - “The Ticket” (pdf) (rtf) Pub #5429.01

Transition-Age Youth and Social Security – Age 18 Re-Determination (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #5598.01)

Transition-Age Youth and Social Security – The Student Earned Income Exclusion (pdf) (rtf) (Pub #5599.01)