Question: Can you inherit money if you are on disability?

If you remain eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, nothing will happen to them if you receive an inheritance. That is because SSDI benefits are based on your work record prior to becoming disabled and do not depend on how much money or assets/resources you have at any given time.

Can a person on SSI receive an inheritance?

In general, inheritance money will only have an effect if you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), but will not if you are receiving Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI). If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), then you likely will have your benefits cut or potentially eliminated.

Can I have a savings account while on disability?

Can I have a savings account while on Social Security disability? Yes. If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you can have a savings account. There are limits on how much you can earn from work while collecting SSDI payments but no restrictions on assets.

How much money can you make if you are on Social Security disability?

While a disabled (nonblind) person applying for or receiving SSDI cannot earn more than $1,310 per month by working, a person collecting SSDI can have any amount of income from investments, interest, or a spouses income, and any amount of assets.

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