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Social Security not affected

Question: I’m thinking about getting disability protection from a private company. If I become disabled and have a private policy, would it reduce my Social Security disability benefit?

Answer: No. Your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits is not affected by any private insurance you may have. But, you may be interested to know that workers’ compensation and certain other public disability payments may affect your Social Security benefit. You can learn more and even apply for disability benefits online at www.socialsecurity.gov/ disability.

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