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I was thinking before, would it be benefit fraud if you made a living playing poker but still recieved social security money?I mean, how would someone decide if it acctualy counted as a job or not? Not sure how well i've phrased this...

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As far as social security goes, any changes to your income should be reported to your officer/representative. New income or changes to existing income would be looked at and analyzed. Your benefit may change.You could form a corporation, pay yourself minimum wage 24 hours a week for a quarter, prove the employer / employee relationship, and get a guarantee issue product available the first of any month. At least that's how you could get group benefits in Colorado.What exactly are you looking for?

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You should talk to a lawyer to be sure.Do you mean social security retirement (which I think would be fine) or social security disability (which might be iffy). I know for social security disability that you can still earn $800 a month in other earned income. If you make $1000 playing poker per month, I'm not sure if they count that or not. I would guess that it wouldn't count because you are not guaranteed to make that income per month and could go on a big downswing. If you are referring to disability, it might also depend on if the play was live or online. Something to consider is if you are going to the casino for 4+ hours per day on a regualr basis, you should not be getting disability as you could be working a real job.Is this about you ? Or a "disabled" guy at your casino ?

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