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I have been receiving benefits from a short term group

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I have been receiving benefits from a short term group disability policy since April of 2014. I was initially turned down for SSDI and am in the process of an appeal. My benefits end in one month. If I am eventually approved for SSDI after my short term group policy has ended, do I still have to pay anything back?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

Hi - my name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to assist.

You can apply for SSDI while receiving short term or long term disability.....and it's often a good idea to do this in order to make sure you don't go without income for a period of time (between the end of your disability and approval of disability). Here's a good link you can read:

Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

But, you generally cannot collect both full SSDI and full short term disability at the same you'd need to report that income to the Social Security Administration if you were approved.

Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

So, if you were approved for SSDI, you'd need to disclose the income from your short term disability provider.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What does "generally" unable to collect both mean? In what situation would you be able to?
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

Some states vary on application.....and there is never an absolute in the law (plus I don't know all of the particular facts of your situation) I wouldn't say anything more than "generally". But, you shouldn't expect to be able to collect both in full.

Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

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