If SSA considers you statutorily blind, you can have your actual benefit amount increased by up to 100% of all your work expenses, whether or not those expenses are related to your disability. You can claim transportation expenses, the cost of lunch at work, and even the taxes you pay because of earnings.
If your SSA Claims Representative agrees that your claimed work expenses can be included in a BWE, you may be able to recover up to 100% of those expenses by increasing your SSI check up to its maximum. Exactly how much your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit may increase depends on your living situation, your earned and unearned income, and the amount of your BWE.
Use WorkWORLD to see how much your benefit will be raised in your specific situation.
SSI Work Incentives
Work Incentives Overview
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