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If you have recently hired a Social Security lawyer, you might be wondering what happens next – specifically, what do you need to know about your disability check?
While your Social Security attorney is working to win your case, you will likely be curious about how much you will receive and what happens to your checks when you are awarded benefits. Your Social Security attorney can help you navigate the system, but here are some answers.
Can my benefits be garnished?
The short answer is: Yes. Your Social Security disability benefits can be garnished if (1) your federal student loans are in default; (2) if your child support payments are late or delinquent; and (3) if you owe taxes.
The process varies on how your disability benefits are garnished, and there are limits on how much can be taken, so call your Social Security lawyer if you have questions.
Can my benefits be taxed?
Social Security disability benefits CAN be taxed. How much of your benefits are taxable is variable though, depending on your income level and other factors. Generally, if you have investments or a spouse that works, you might be taxed. Your Social Security lawyer can help you with questions.
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If you have questions about your disability benefits, contact us today. We have a Social Security lawyer who will work for you.