If you are hesitant to file for additional injury benefits because you are afraid it will reduce your monthly Social Security disability in New Jersey, you’re not alone. Many beneficiaries forgo much-needed help because they are afraid of losing the benefits they already have, even though those benefits are not enough to keep up with the bills.
While worker’s compensation and other government benefits may result in a reduction in your Social Security payments, there are many types of benefits that may be received without penalty. Here are just a few types of benefits that should NOT affect the total amount of your monthly Social Security benefits:
- Private insurance or private pension benefits
- Proceeds or dividends from third-party settlements
- Negligence lawsuit settlements
- Unemployment benefits
- Jones Act payments
- Any benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
- Certain needs-based benefits
- Disability benefits based on State or local employment
- Black Lung Part B benefits
- Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) benefits
- Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) payments for railroad injuries
- Interest resulting from workers' compensation investments
- American Indian Tribal Government-issued workers' compensation or disability benefits
- Workers' compensation programs made by an employer (rather than the government)
- Sick pay paid through an employer
If you have seen a reduction in your monthly benefit payments, New Jersey Social Security attorney Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr., can help you get the maximum amount of disability payments that you and your family deserve. Call us today at (877) 360-0183 or click the link above to begin your FREE consultation, or download our FREE electronic book, What the Injured Worker Needs to Know: Your Workers Comp Guide.
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