Saint Paul, MN asked in Workers' Compensation for Florida

Q: I have lifelong workers' comp benefits. If I receive money from an inheritance, will I lose or have to repay benefits?

And does it make any different if the money is inherited directly or if it's in a trust for me?

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Mitchell Feldman
Mitchell Feldman
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No you will not. However you should discuss your options for a lump sum settlement in the Worker’s Compensation case with an attorney. If you die or become disabled because of another accident or injury or simply pass on there’s no value in the case is over. Plus you can settle now and reap the benefits in value and even of course then pass on the benefits to survivors or heirs.

Simile if you have another accident or injury the Worker’s Compensation carrier can say that the original industrial or work related accident is no longer a major contributing cause and stop all benefits

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