If I'm Already On Social Security Disability, Will They Pay Me More If I Get Even Sicker

Aug 18, 2011 Comments Off on If I'm Already On Social Security Disability, Will They Pay Me More If I Get Even Sicker by

Question: If I’m already on Social Security disability, will they pay me even more if I get sicker?

Answer: No. Unlike workers compensation and VA benefits, there are no percentages of disability at Social Security. You can look at this as meaning that it’s either 100% or nothing at Social Security. You either get it or you don’t. Maybe VA will pay you more for becoming more disabled but Social Security won’t pay you any more for becoming more disabled.

Social Security will not pay you more money because your medical or living expenses go up along with increased disability. They won’t even talk with you about it.

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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.