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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - Offset

When a person is receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, the monthly amounts can affect or be affected by other benefits or amounts recovered under other federal, state, and/or private benefit policies. Of course, monthly SSDI benefits can affect a person's eligibility for SSI benefits under the federal statutes or can at least reduce those amounts to a smaller amount. Since SSI is a needs-based calculation, it does not matter where the assets come from so Title II benefits definitely can affect that calculation.

Social Security Disability - Benefit Offsets

     Some Social Security Disability benefits can affect amounts recovered under other federal, state, and/or private benefit policies. First, amounts received under Title II can affect a claimant's eligibility for SSI benefits under the federal statutes or can at least reduce those amounts to a smaller amount.

OFFSET ON PERMANENT BENEFITS OF OLD AGE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

In Workers' Compensation, while Tennessee law does not allow employers/insurers to benefit from the employee's receipt of SSDI benefits, it does provide a break in certain situations when the employee is receiving old age Social Security retirement benefits. Tennessee Code Annotated section 50-6-207(4)(A)(i), in pertinent part, states as follows:

Social Security Disability Benefits Affecting Other Benefits

Social Security Disability benefits can affect amounts recovered under other federal, state, and/or private benefit policies. First, amounts received under Title II can affect a claimant's eligibility for SSI benefits under the federal statutes or can at least reduce those amounts to a smaller amount. Since SSI is a needs-based calculation, it does not matter where the assets come from so Title II benefits definitely can affect that calculation.

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