Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides vital support to individuals who are unable to work due to a physical or mental medical condition. However, it is not the only potential source of financial benefits for disabled individuals. Unfortunately, some types of benefits can detract from the amount of Social Security compensation you’re eligible to receive. This month, the Social Security Administration put out a useful article on which kinds of benefits impact Social Security. You can read it in full here.
Different Sources of Benefits
Whether or not your benefit will affect your SSDI compensation depends on the source of the benefit. Namely, if your benefit comes from a government source—whether federal, state, or local—it may reduce your SSDI benefits. This can include things like temporary disability benefits from a state service, worker’s compensation, retirement benefits for your disability from a state or local agency, or civil service disability benefits. This does not include things like Veterans Administration benefits, SSI benefits, or payments from a private pension or insurance company.
Helping Eugene and Albany Clients Get the Most from Social Security Disability Benefits
When it comes to Social Security disability benefits, there’s a lot to wrap your head around. All too often, people with qualifying don’t receive the benefits they deserve simply due to the confusing (and frustrating) application and review process. At Drew L. Johnson, Attorneys at Law, we’ve dedicated our careers to helping our clients get the support they need. Whether you’re applying for benefits for the first time or are trying to secure a reconsideration, we can help. Call (541) 434-6466 to schedule a free initial consultation.