Social Security has a few different options for people that are dealing with a disability. Sometimes people think that they may not be able to collect Social Security Disability because they make too much money or have too many assets, which will make them ineligible for Social Security Disability; this is one of the reasons it is always good to at least consult with a Disability Lawyer before attempting to apply for Social Security Disability benefits.
In relation to Social Security Disability there is no limit on the amount of assets you can have. The issue in Social Security Disability is whether or not you and your Disability Lawyer can show that you are medically unable to perform the duties of your job. As Social Security Disability is a public disability insurance program, you are entitled to collect on your policy if you are disabled.
While you may be able to receive Social Security Disability benefits despite your other assets, the amount you receive may vary. An example of this is when you receive disability benefits from Social Security and Workers Compensation. In that instance the amount you receive from Workers Compensation will act as a set-off for your Social Security payments. This means that the amount you receive from Social Security is less but in whole you receive more money than if you would have Social Security Disability payments alone. Workers Compensation is not the only program that could impact your Social Security Disability payments and that is why it is good to speak with a Disability Lawyer at the outset of your case.
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