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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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I will be apply security disablity. i will recieve a pension

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i will be apply for social security disablity. i will recieve a pension of $170 a month after my employer takes out for health ins and life ins. how will that figure against social security disablity. and yes i have pain in my quaters and have recieved a routine letter stating if i became disabled at this age i would draw aprox $1600 in social security disablity
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 10 months ago.

Hi, my name is***** and I am here to assist you. I am a social security attorney in my private practice – that is ALL I do. Please let me know that my post here is coming through for you by typing a quick reply.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
What is the answer?
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 10 months ago.

Be right with you.

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 10 months ago.

Is your employer a government agency, or commercial company?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Goverment va hospital
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 10 months ago.

OK, and did that employer take SS taxes out of all your paychecks?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have need received an answer to my question
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
they took out ss
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 10 months ago.

OK, the Windfall Elimination Provision, ONLY applies if the government pension you receive is based on government paycheck where SS was NOT withheld. But since you did pay SS taxes on that income the created your government pension, there will be no WEP reduction applied to your SS benefit.

Incidentally, if you have not retained a focused SSD attorney for your SSD claim, you may be reducing your chances of success on your claim. SSA is extremely tight (and some would say, hostile) in terms of granting, as there has been an apparent administrative push to cut number of awards being issued by a potential 2/3 or so. Huge. As such, if you would like to discuss your case, and potentially use a lawyer that concentrates solely on building solid claims and making them a strong as possible, I will ask that an 'additional services' link be provided you, at your option. If you choose to use it, I will provide you with an included phone consultation, so you can learn more and possibly use representation. I will add that representation does not require a retainer, and lawyers typically work free unless and until they win your case, at which point the SSA decides on an approved discounted fee that is pays from back benefits.

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 10 months ago.

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