Does My SS Disability And Pension Count When Applying For Assitance?

Jan 10 2018 - 5:25pm

When applying for assistance with energy programs or food stamps, does my disability SS payments and pension count as income, or only my disability check. I don't want to be deceptive when they ask for my "income" and am not sure if I have to tell them about the pension. I am trying to figure out if I qualify and I'm not sure if the pension counts as far as my income. I'm in NJ
Thank you

Hi,

I assume that all of your income would count, but I don't have any expertise in the assistance programs you mentioned. You should probably direct your question to the agency that administers those programs.

Best, Jerry