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I am currently disabled and am on disability for being

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Hi, I am currently disabled and am on disability for being bipolar. My case came up for review after about 7 years of receiving benefits. I am now at the third and final stage of the review, having been denied by two case works as 'fit to work' and am now taking this to the judge. I understand that this is common, however, my mother is helping me purchase a house in the next month. If I loose my disability case and have to pay back the disability benefits I received while my case was being reviewed, could I have my home taken away from me?

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If you lose the case and if you do not repay your overpayment promptly, EDD can deduct the money owed from your future weekly unemployment or state insurance benefits. This process is referred to as an offset. EDD may also reduce or totally withhold your state income tax refunds, lottery winnings, or any other money owed to you by the state. And yes, your home would be at risk of lien foreclosure too since the State can charge you court costs, interest, and record a lien on your property.

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