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Is receiving a wrongful death settlement going to affect my regular social security?: My brother was killed

Asked 8 months ago in Social Security

David’s answer: There are various forms of Social Security benefits. If you are referring to old age survivor's benefits, otherwise considered as retirement benefits, a wrongful-death settlement will not affect the benefits. If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits your benefits will not be affected. If, however, you are receiving supplemental security income, SSI, benefits, your benefits will be reduced.

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