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SSA-8000, Part 4: Income

Income is covered in Part 4, questions 50-57, of the SSA-8000. All income must be mentioned.


SSA's questions about income are in Part 4 of the SSA-8000. Income can include but is not limited to wages, self-employment income, Veterans benefits, and court-ordered payments. SSA may exclude some expenses and income from counting for SSI purposes.

Some notes:

  • #50 - Unless the applicant has been approved for or is receiving income from these sources, we recommend that you check “no" for each.
  • #57 - This question only applies to applicants who are filing as a child and are employed, or who are aged 18-22.

The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center's has created an SSI Income/Resource Worksheet that you can use to track information collected on the applicant’s income and resources.

  • Required documentation includes paystubs, receipts, titles of ownership, and many other items
  • The worksheet helps to sort information and make sense of applicant’s financial status