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For purposes of the Disability Earnings Survey, the following are not considered earned income:

  • Income reported on form 1099, such as Civil Service Retirement benefits, annuities, pensions, Social Security benefits, Veteran's benefits, and military retired pay
  • Withdrawals from 401K plans or the TSP
  • Unemployment compensation, workers' compensation
  • Interest and dividends from savings accounts, stocks, personal loans, or home mortgages held
  • Insurance proceeds, gifts, inheritances, estates, trusts, endowments
  • Prizes, awards, gambling or lottery winnings
  • Alimony/child support, scholarships or fellowships, pay for jury duty, capital gains from the sale of personal property, amounts received in court actions, and rents or royalties UNLESS received in the course of your trade or business.
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