SSDI benefits and taxes


Q. I am receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits due to stroke, seizures and other medical issues. I am getting letters from the IRS for payment of taxes in 2008. Can they tax my SSDI benefits?

A. Yes; however, you may have little or nothing to pay. To find out more, go to, click on About Your Benefits and scroll to Paying Taxes on Your Benefits.


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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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