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WHAT ARE SSITWR AND SSIMWR?

The Supplemental Security Income Telephone Wage Reporting (SSITWR) method is a toll-free automated system that allows certain beneficiaries, their spouses, parents and representative payees to report the total gross monthly wages for the prior month to SSA over the telephone. 

The SSI Mobile Wage Reporting (SSIMWR) application allows reporting of the total gross monthly wages for the prior month using a mobile device. Wage reporters can download and install the free SSIMWR application on an Apple or Android mobile device.

WHO CAN USE SSITWR and SSIMWR?

Only certain individuals can report monthly wages using SSITWR or SSIMWR. Please contact your local Social Security office to see which wage reporting option is best for you. If SSITWR or SSIMWR is an option for you, the office will provide you with worksheets and informational instructions for how to report wages using either of these methods. 

WHAT YOU NEED BEFORE YOU REPORT WAGES BY TELEPHONE OR MOBILE DEVICE

    small blue and black arrow The Social Security number of the person who is making the wage report (the caller or mobile device user);
    small blue and black arrow The Social Security number of the wage earner;
    small blue and black arrow The TOTAL monthly amount of gross wages for the wage earner. Gross wages are the amount of pay before taxes and other deductions;
    small blue and black arrow The caller’s or mobile device user’s name as it appears on their Social Security card.

WHEN SHOULD YOU CALL OR USE THE MOBILE APPLICATION TO REPORT WAGES?

We encourage you to call the SSITWR system or use the SSIMWR application to report wages during the first six days of the month to help prevent an incorrect SSI payment. You can choose any of the first 6 days of the month to report.  If you miss reporting during the 6-day reporting period at the beginning of the month, you can still report the prior month's total gross wages at any time during the month using either the telephone system, mobile application or report to your local Social Security office.

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to call the SSITWR from a quiet location, since background noise may cause the report to fail. 

Remember, we encourage consistent monthly wage reporting early in the month to help prevent SSI overpayments and underpayments.

WHO IS THE WAGE EARNER?

A wage earner is the person who is working and receiving wages or payment for working. You are the wage earner if you are working and you are reporting your own wages. If you are calling to report someone else’s wages, then the wage earner is the person whose wages you are reporting. 

IS THERE ANOTHER WAY TO REPORT WAGES?

Yes.

If using SSITWR or SSIMWR is not an option, you should report the following information to your local Social Security office: 

  • the total gross monthly wage amount for the prior month,
  • the name of the wage earner,
  • the wage earner’s social security number, and
  • the name and social security number of the person who receives SSI. 

Report the monthly wage information by: 

  • sending a fax with the gross wage amount and applicable month;
  • mailing a brief letter with the gross wage amount and applicable month;
  • telephoning your local field office; or
  • going to your local field office to give the report in person.

WAGE REPORTING REMINDER

You can now sign up for email or text reminders to report monthly wages for SSI at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssiwagereporting/.

 

THIS INFORMATION IS GENERAL.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 1–800–772–1213 (TTY 1–800–325–0778),
VISIT OUR WEBSITE (www.socialsecurity.gov) ON THE INTERNET,
OR CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE.