Not meant to imply that I don't give cheerfully. But, yes, my income as a widow is not enough to get by monthly without using savings yet while tithing on all of it I have met expenses. Thanks be to God. It would be good to be able to put some aside but can't as is. Just wanted answers to my question technically because I have heard and read pro's and con's on whether we should tithe on benefits from previous income. Hope someone can address that.You asked so I will tell you that it all depends on you. Your S/S is now your income because you are not working. BUT If you need the money you would like to give to the church to buy food or medicine then keep the money and do what you need to do...…….and do not feel guilty about it!
The Bible says that we are to give "cheerfully" and if it is a problem for you and you do not feel joyful in giving then you have your answer.