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Hello I am 56 yrs old disabled and collecting social security

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Hello I am 56 yrs old disabled and collecting social security disability. I am living in an affordable housing unit (not Hudd) so my rent is at the 35%. I just found out my company I worked for for 27 yrs has offered me a one time offer settlement on my pension of about 30,000 dollars before taxes come out. I am about 16,200.00 in debt and would love to be able to pay everyone from this money. My monthly income is only 1200 dollars and there is never anything left out of this check after I pay my bills to the point that my daughter has to buy my food. My question is if I accept this one time pension offer will it hurt my social security disabilty income check or my affordable housing living? Also I have not filed an income tax since I became disabled will that affect me as well? Thank you, Janet
Hello and thank you for your question. For over 34 years I have answered questions just like yours. And I look forward to assisting you.

Please note that SSD benefits are not income based. That is, your eligibility to continue benefits is only affected if you are working. And the money you receive from a pension payout is not considered as wages. Therefore it will not affect your SSD if you accept the payout. the same applies for your affordable housing. However, the pension money will be reported as income to the IRS and you will owe taxes on this money. I wish you well.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thankyou very much for your answer I pray it is the correct answer...Janet

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note, you should be in really good shape once you pay off your bills.
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