In tax terms, you’re considered permanently and totally disabled if both of these criteria apply during any time of the tax year:
- You cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a physical or mental condition.
- A qualified physician determines that your condition has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for at least a year, or can be expected to result in death.
If you’re disabled to any degree, you may still receive income in various forms such as disability income under an employer's accident, health, or pension plan, Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income Disability program (SSDI), or wages earned from an employer. The Social Security Administration has more information regarding those who are working while disabled.
If you’re permanently disabled, it’s important that you let us know while entering your basic information in Credit Karma Tax. If you became disabled sometime within the year, there is an option of indicating the number of months you were disabled.