Although it is perhaps our nation's most important social program, most people, including those who live in California, probably know very little about Social Security benefits, especially SSD benefits. Therefore, it may come as a surprise to them that more than 62 million people receive a guaranteed payout from the Social Security Administration monthly, of which more than 20 million rely on these benefits to keep them out of poverty. Additionally, 175 millions workers are covered by this security net in case they die untimely or are severely injured.
One of the main issues many people do not realize is that it is possible that Social Security Disability benefits are subject to taxes. Although the majority of SSD and SSI benefits are not taxable, if either the beneficiary or their spouse has another substantial source of income, they may likely end up getting taxed on their benefits.