A personal injury lawsuit settlement or verdict should not affect a claimant’s right to obtain Social Security Disability benefits. SSDI benefits are not based on an applicant’s assets or financial worth. Applicants receive SSDI because they paid into Social Security during their working years. An applicant’s SSDI benefits also should not be reduced because of an accident.
The three main things SSDI applicants must prove to get benefits are:
A personal injury can actually help the claimant’s case. If someone gets hurt due to the negligence of another, their injuries may create a disability. The very same doctors who treat the claimant for the personal injuries can also, if the injury is severe enough, prepare the reports to confirm that the applicant is disabled because of the accident.
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