“Can I be taxed for SSDI benefits?”
SSDI benefits may be taxable, depending on your total income level. Generally speaking, tax liability begins for a single filer at approximately $25,000 of income. For a married couple filing jointly, tax liability begins at approximately $32,000 of income.
Claimants should be aware that the SSA will not only direct deposit benefit checks, but will also perform tax withholding. This service is only conducted at the claimant’s request. Claimants should contact their tax advisor to confirm the proper percentage for tax withholding.