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If you are eligible for multiple benefits – like a pension and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – you might be wondering if one will affect the other. And in particular, you may be asking if receiving SSDI will lower your pension.
For the most part, government and private pensions don’t typically affect SSDI or the amount you’re able to qualify for in monthly SSDI payments. This is the case because these pensions are not shielded from Social Security taxes, so you’re able to receive them along with SSDI benefits.
However, some civil service retirement benefits, disability pensions, and long-term disability plans may affect your SSDI. In the majority of cases, though, you will be able to receive both your pension and your SSDI without one affecting the other.
If you have additional questions about Social Security benefits, or if you’d like to learn more about filing a Social Security disability claim, feel free to contact us anytime at 877.526.3457. We have an experienced team of West Virginia Social Security Disability attorneys, and one of our representatives will be happy to answer your questions. Or if you’d prefer to contact us online, please fill out this form and we will respond to you shortly.
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law