Why does Social Security disability persons have to claim their disability income to the IRS?

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To prove that they are not taking advantage of the government system. We pay taxes to provide support for people with a disability
I've never had to claim my disability income to the IRS. Neither has my husband or several of our disabled friends. Must be just where you live.
Disagree.... You have to claim all income on your tax return, it cannot be dependent on your living location. The deciding factor is whether your SSDI is taxable income, which it is.
The good news is that it is not taxed as regular income.
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Disagree with disagreed:::: If your SSDI or SSI income was the only form of income you received during the tax year and your benefits were not over a certain amount then you are not required to claim those benefits..nor are you required to file a federal tax return if those benefits under that cetain amount were your only source of income for the year...
From notice 703 Dept of Treasury Internal Revenue Service 2010...
form SSA-1099-SM
Part of your social security benefits may be taxable if,for 2010 you were:
1.single and 50% of your benefits combined with your taxable income from pensions,wages,interest,ordinary dividends,and capital gain distributions totals over $25,000.00 or
2.If you are married file jointly and 50% of your benefits combined with taxable income from you and your spouse from pensions,wages,interest,ordinary dividends,and capital gain distributions totals over $32,000.00
If you are married and file seperately your benefits are taxable,if you are married file seperately and lived apart from your spouse for all of 2010 then your benefits are taxable if the total is over $25,000.00
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