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ssi, ssd, and second life

Supplemental social security gives me $15 a month, covers my medicare, and qualifies me for Medicaid.

That's right, I said $15.

I play Second Life, and want to get into making stuff to pay for my gaming habit.  Car repairs would be nice, too.  Currently, I make silly hats.  I even got a shop inworld, although there's currently nothing in it.

I asked the Social Security office in Effingham whether I should count actual points as income for the purposes of reporting, or only when I cash out.  Most players Say the latter, but most of them only have the IRS and State to deal with.

The guy I was talking to didn't know, and they have to check into it so they have to call back.

Now I'm having a panic attack and shaking.

Well, I had a calming hobby..

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Bryan Kieft
Jun. 14th, 2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
The only reason...
Glynis, the only reason they don't know is because they are not familiar with second life. I don't see how income that is not actually cash and can't get taxed could ever be considered income for social security. In fact without cashing out I'm pretty sure they wouldn't be able to actually notice it at all.
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