I was recently injured on a job I had and no longer can work , and have been assigned a case number. But I am not getting any workmans comp money, and whatever I do get if ever will go mostly to pay for child support. I am in need of medical care for another serious medical condition (seizures), as I am running out of medication. I don't have any insurance or money I am living with a friend. I am a legal resident of Colorado can I get denied for CICP or any other emergency programs (food stamps) because of the workmans comp case?
State/Country relating to question: Colorado
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Worker's Compensation settlements are not considered as income by the IRS. Thus, CICP likely doesn't consider this as income either. Here's a link that provides more information about eligibility for CICP: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/HCPF/HCPF/1214299805914
I don't find any law on this to give you a definitive answer, but I don't think the worker's compensation settlement would impact your eligibility. However, the best course of action here is to call the state agencies you're receiving benefits from and simply ask if this would impact your benefits.
I haven't applied for state benefits medical or food stamps yet that's what I was asking you. Will the fact that there is workmans comp case pending have anything to do with my obtaining state indigent benefits. I have no money and am basically homeless if I wasn't staying with a friend. I am not receiving money from any source..
First, the fact that you have a pending case should not impact your eligibility at all - because you haven't received anything yet.
When you get to the point of receiving a settlement or award, I think you need to report the award to whatever programs you sign up for/receive benefits from. However, the programs like the one you mentioned are need-based, and if you can prove that you don't have money in the bank to pay these, and that the settlement is only going to cover unpaid bills, I don't think it will impact your eligibility. As I said, the IRS doesn't consider a comp settlement as income because it is meant to cover your medical expenses, treatment, etc. - not to provide food for your family, etc.
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