BECAUSE OF MY DISABLING IMPAIRMENT, I HAVE TO PAY FOR CERTAIN ITEMS SO I CAN WORK. HOW DO THESE EXPENSES AFFECT MY SSI?
In most cases, you can deduct the out-of-pocket costs of these items, which are called impairment related work expenses (IRWE), from the amount of earnings used to figure your SSI benefit.
This means that SSA does not reduce your SSI benefit as much because they do not count all of your earnings.
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