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Can Other Benefits Affect Your Social Security Benefits?

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: October 14, 2015
PERMANENT DISABILITY IN CALIFORNIA

The Social Security Disability Insurance program is not dependent on any other government benefit programs. If you find that you qualify for veteran’s disability benefits, for instance, that does not automatically make you eligible for Social Security disability benefits. These are different governmental programs, and the criteria for receiving Social Security disability benefits are entirely different from the criteria for qualifying for veteran’s disability benefits.

However, if you are eligible for and receiving Social Security disability benefits, and are also receiving benefits under another government program, you might possibly find that the other benefits impact your Social Security payments. For example, if you are currently receiving benefits under the worker’s compensation program, or are receiving pensions that are based on foreign employment, then you may find that the Social Security benefits that you receive are reduced. Talk to a Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits lawyer to discuss your eligibility for benefits.

If you are receiving benefits under the worker’s compensation program for a work illness or an injury, your Social Security benefits may be reduced. A similar impact may also be seen when you’re receiving benefits from a state temporary disability program, civil-service disability benefits, or government retirement benefits for disability.

To learn whether the disability benefits that you are currently receiving from a government program will affect your Social Security benefits, speak to a Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits lawyer.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.