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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  19+ years legal exp. - 10+ years owning/operating her own SSD Law practice.
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If you are collecting social security disability benefits

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If you are collecting social security disability benefits and are involved in a slip an fall accident, are you allowed to receive a pain and suffering award for unrelated injuries.
If so, will your social security disability benefits be affected?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon, with regard to your post:

"If you are collecting social security disability benefits and are involved in a slip an fall accident, are you allowed to receive a pain and suffering award for unrelated injuries. ----- Absolutely. Your income or resources does not effect your SSD; your wealth does not effect. What effects is working income - so if you work and earn money through work efforts, that can cause a finding of not disabled. Also, if one were collecting SSI due to disability, ALL income would effect, for the most part. But you are referring to social security, not SSI and that is a paid for insurance proceed, not welfare/needs-based program like SSI.

"If so, will your social security disability benefits be affected? ------- No, not at all.

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