Human Development Center

West South Central Workforce Planning and Assistance

Student-Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE)

If you are receiving SSI benefits and you are under age 22, and regularly attending school, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will not count up to $2,200 of earned income (wages) per month while attending school and working. The maximum yearly exclusion is $8,950. These amounts are for the year 2023; they will be adjusted for future years based on the cost-of-living. SSA's definition of "regularly attending school" is:

SSA applies the student earned income exclusion before the general income exclusion or the earned income exclusion.




For a complete explanation go to SSA Online and view the Redbook section or contact your local Benefits Planner by calling 1-866-YOURTICKET (1-866-968-7842).

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