No. of Recommendations: 1
Greetings, Foolbran, and welcome. You asked:

The Roth rules say: To be eligible to contribute you must have compensation and meet Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) limits.
Does disability count as compensation?

Sorry, but disability income does not count as compensation for the purposes of making a contribution to a traditional or to a Roth IRA. In general, all that counts for that purpose is wage income through employment. For a complete listing of what counts, see Table 1-1 on page 8 or IRS Publication 590 (Individual Retirement Arrangements) available for download at,,id=97819,00.html. Although it's in the section that discusses TIRA, it pertains to a Roth IRA as well.

Print the post  


The Retirement Investing Board
This is the board for all discussions related to Investing for and during retirement. To keep the board relevant and Foolish to everyone, please avoid making any posts pertaining to political partisanship. Fool on and Retire on!
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.