Pocatello, ID asked in Social Security for Idaho

Q: Live in Idaho. Won a medical malpractice lawsuit. Put money in an annuity and receive a monthly payment. Cannot work.

Can I receive disability benefits if I qualify as being disabled?

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Jonathan Alexander Heeps
Jonathan Alexander Heeps
  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX

A: This depends. If you have worked at least 5 of the last 10 years you may be eligible to apply for SSDI. The amount of income you receive from your annuity may disqualify you from SSI benefits. In either case you will need to prove that you you have a severe impairment that is expected to last, or has lasted for at least 12 month and are unable to engage in substantial gainful activity. There are many technicalities with Social Security Law - I recommend you consult with a local Social Security Lawyer - consultations are free and fees are contingent upon winning the claim. Good luck.

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