Sometimes, the Social Security Administration will pay an individual less disability benefits if said individual is already gaining income from other sources. Specifically, certain pension payments can cause one to receive a smaller Social Security disability benefit check.
The Windfall Elimination Provision, which can cut Social Security disability benefits, can apply to government employees, especially of state and local government agencies, who do not have to undergo the process of withholding Social Security taxes from their income.
Knowing how much will be deducted to your disability benefit is tricky because the deduction would have to depend on the number of years you worked and paid into Social Security plus the year when you became disabled.
Americans who have found themselves with a disabling physical or mental condition know how difficult it is to support themselves financially on their own. We at the Chris Mayo Law Firm in San Antonio understand this unfortunate situation and want to help as much as possible. Call our offices today at (210) 899-5440 to learn about our services.