There are many items that count as income when determining your Social Security income.
Examples of items that do not count as income include:
1. Income tax refunds
2. Medical care and services
3. Social services
4. Most types of interest and dividend income
There are things that the Social Security Administration (SSA) may count as “income” but will not reduce your Social Security payment.
Even though these items may not count, you need to report them to Social Security to be sure. It is always best to report than to skip items that may be in question.
For more information, visit the SSA website.