Can other benefits affect Social Security disability payments?

| Jun 22, 2021 | Social Security Disability

People in New Jersey who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) may have their benefits reduced when they receive certain other types of benefits. If you receive other benefits in addition to SSDI, knowing how they may affect your benefit payments can help you budget your money from all the sources more effectively.

Types of benefits that can reduce SSDI payments

Several types of benefits can result in a reduction of your SSDI payments. Some common types of benefits that can affect your SSDI payments include:

  • Workers’ compensation benefits
  • State temporary disability benefits
  • Civil service disability benefits
  • Local or state retirement benefits based on disability

Types of benefits that will not affect SSDI payments

Several other types of benefits will not affect how much SSDI benefits you receive. Some types of this assistance include:

  • Short- or long-term disability benefits through an insurance company
  • Veterans Administration benefits
  • State and local benefits if Social Security deducted taxes from your paychecks
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits

People who receive other types of public benefits that can have an effect on their SSDI benefits should notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) each time that those benefits change. They should also notify the agency if those benefits come to an end. Changes in other types of benefits can affect SSDI benefits, making it important to promptly notify the Social Security Administration so that you can be prepared for unexpected decreases in your benefits. A Social Security Disability attorney may also be able to explain how being approved for other types of benefits may affect the benefits you receive through the SSDI program so that you can plan accordingly.