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Social Security Handbook Index: Letter W

Excerpted from "Social Security Handbook". See the up-to-date, official Social Security Handbook at ssa.gov.

W

Wage and Tax Statement, Form W-2, §1404, §§1408-1409, §1411, §1726

Wages:

  • actual or constructive payments, §1302
  • advance payments, §1309, §1320
  • agricultural, §214, §§901-902
  • annual report of earnings, §1814
  • annuity or bond purchase plans, §1316
  • back pay, §1323
  • bonuses and dividends, §1322
  • cafeteria plan, §1341
  • cash-pay test, §902, §1303
  • commissions, §§1309-1310
  • constructively paid, defined, §1302
  • counted as earnings, §1811
  • credits for military service, §§953-960
  • defined, §212, §1300
  • dependent care assistance payments, §1339
  • disability payments of former employees, §1335
  • disabled beneficiary, §1335
  • dismissal pay, §1324
  • domestic service, §§915-919
  • earnings test, inclusions, §1811
  • earnings test, exclusions, §1812
  • employee tax deductions, §1406
  • employee's estate after death, §1334
  • employer cost (premiums) of group-term life insurance, §1337
  • employer records, not available, §1727
  • employer records required, §1412
  • employer-employee conflict, §1422
  • evidence, §1421, §§1726-1736
  • exclusions, employee awards, §1330
  • farm rental income, §1221
  • Federal Thrift Savings Plan, §1315
  • fringe benefits, §1342
  • group term life insurance, §1337
  • homeworkers, §830
  • idle time pay, §1326
  • included-excluded rule, §§968-969
  • included in applying the earnings test, §1813
  • insurance or annuities, §1311
  • Japanese internees during WWII, §1336
  • life insurance renewal commissions, §1310
  • loans, §1321
  • maximum creditable in 1-year, §1301
  • maximum, taxable in year, §212, §1301
  • meals and lodging, §1343
  • military service, §§952-960, §§1305-1307
  • minimum pay test, §1304
  • moving expenses, §1333
  • multiple employers, §1407
  • nonprofit organizations, §1304
  • nonqualified deferred compensation plan, §1318
  • occupancy of space payments, §1219
  • paid after worker's death to survivor or estate, §1334
  • paid before January 1, 1987, §1019
  • payments from IRA's and Keogh Plans, §1338
  • payments not intended as wages, §1344
  • payments other than from employment, §1344
  • payments received from insurance plans, pensions, etc., §§1311-1319
  • pension and retirement payments, §1317
  • personal records, as evidence, §1733
  • prizes and awards, §1330
  • profit-sharing plan, §1313
  • quarters of coverage, §212
  • railroad compensation, §1308
  • retired beneficiary, §1826
  • sales commissions, §§1309-1310
  • self-employment, §1414, §1810
  • sick pay, §1312
  • Social Security purposes, §1300
  • statute of limitations, State liability, §1019
  • strike benefits, §1325
  • supplemental retirement plan payments, §1319
  • tax exempt annuity plan, §1316
  • tax exempt trust fund, §1314
  • tax forms for reporting, §1409
  • tax payments, §1331, §1405
  • tax-sheltered annuity plan, payments, §1340
  • tips, §1329, §1408
  • traveling expenses, §1332
  • trust funds, §1314
  • type of income counted for earnings test purposes, §1811
  • types, §1300
  • unsigned employer wage statements, §1728
  • vacation pay, §1327
  • veteran's training pay, §1328

Waiting period, disabled worker's benefits, §502

Waiver Certificate to Elect Social Security Coverage for Use by Ministers, Certain Members of Religious Orders, and Christian Science Practitioners, Form 2031, §1130

Waiver of overpayment recovery:

  • against equity and good conscience, §1919
  • defeat purpose of program, §1918
  • estate of deceased person, §1921
  • person at fault, §1917
  • relief from repayment, §1914
  • without fault, §§1915-1916

Warehouse and storage garage rentals, §1219

Warrants:

Waterways, ditches, etc., maintenance, agricultural labor, §912

Widow(er)'s entitled to mother's or father's insurance benefits, §§415-420

Widow(er)'s insurance benefits:

  • adjustment of reduction factor at ages 62 and FRA, §728
  • amount, §407
  • application, §405
  • application not required, §405
  • benefit rate, §407
  • certificate of election, §405
  • defined, §402
  • entitlement requirements, §401
  • entitlement to parents benefits, §415
  • listing of insured status requirements, §211
  • lump-sum death payment application, §430, §433
  • mother's or father's, §§415-420
  • nonpayment situations, §408
  • reduced, §§723-729
  • remarriage, effect, §406
  • surviving divorced spouse, §403
  • terminating events, §409, §420

Windfall eliminated, §718

Windfall offset, SSI, §2185

Withdrawal of application, §§1515-1516

Within the U.S. defined, §961

Without fault, overpayment, §§1915-1916

Work activity defined, §603

Work activity, disability evaluation, §§617-619

Work activity report by beneficiary, §522, §1822

Work availability factor, substantial gainful activity determination, §507, §§610-611

Work excluded from mandatory full Social Security coverage, §1002

Work excluded from mandatory hospital insurance only coverage, §1002

Workers' compensation:

  • disability insurance benefits, effect, §§503-504, §1835
  • events to report, §522
  • lump-sum settlement, §504
  • reduction in disabled worker's benefits, §504

Work incentives, SSI, §2173

Work not in course of employer's trade or business, coverage, §§914-925

Work outside U.S., §§961-966, §1823

Work-study programs, students, §946

Writers, trade or business, §1113

Written decision on reconsideration determination and notice, §2012

Written request for an extension of time for filing an annual report of earnings, §1816

Written statement by beneficiary, acceptable if enough information is given, annual report of earnings, §1818

Written statement in lieu of application for benefits, §1509

Written statements of earnings, §1411

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