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My son won a settlement from the county (MI) for civil rights

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My son won a settlement from the county (MI) for civil rights violation in the amount of 500,000. Will this cause him to loose his disability benefit; SSD?

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If you son is receiving SSD, as he has worked and had work credits when he became disabled, then the 500K settlement will have NO affect on his continued eligibility for SSD. However, if your son receives SSI which is a welfare disability program for persons who have not worked or not worked alone, the settlement will make him ineligible.


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

He will also remain medicare eligible/

Absolutely! Nothing changes.

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