As in previous you need to report this. If it is fairly regular they can anticipate it in your benefits. It's not the yearly amount that makes a difference but the anticipated monthly amount that counts. Rarely is it a dollar for dollar reduction.
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You must report the income. It is not optional and can be criminal.
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Generally, a 1099 is only generated if one makes more than $600/year. If public assistance finds out in other ways, that you are earning and not reporting, they may not trust your statement that is it sporadic and less than $400/year. As such, I strongly urge you to follow the rules, report the occasional income, and see where the chips fall. They shouldn't cancel anything, since your income likely does not breach any threshold - but if you don't report, it may be easy to believe you are making far more, else why hide it? Be clear with them that it is only once in a blue moon.
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