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Greetings, Mrskew2u, and welcome. You asked:

<<My questions are:
1)Since she does have an income, can I give her a gift of $2000 and start a Roth IRA for her?>>

Sure, as long as she earns at least $2K in her work. If she earns less, than only that amount may be used to open her IRA.

<<2)If she makes less that $2000 in her part time job, say $1500 for the year 1999, am I limited to only giving that amount to the Roth?>>

That's correct.

<<3)Do the SS income and pension income have any impact upon the aforementioned issues?>>

No, they do not. The only thing that matters is her earned income through a current job.

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