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Property Rental Income To Disabled Workers
(Posted November 30, 2003)
Question 343: I am totally disabled and receiving an RRB disability anuity. I am thinking of renting out my house and moving into a small apartment, because my house is to hard for me to take care of. Will the rent I receive from renting out my house count against my RRB disability annuity? Would it be considered "earnings" by the RRB?
Answer: No, only earnings from employment and self-employment work activities are considered by the RRB in determining any benefit deductions for disabled workers.
But your rental income might be subject to Federal and state income taxes, and might be used by other Federal and state programs in detemining your eligibility for benefits.
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