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Is it normal to repay disability payments??

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Bill B

I was disabled while working for the AZ. dept of corrections. I am receiving benefits from a long term disability policy which was provided by the state. Today I received a letter from the disability ins. provider saying that when I start receiving Social Security disability benefits I will have to pay back all the money I received from their ins CO. Is this normal?? Also enclosed with the letter is a reimbursment agreement which basicly says that I agree to repay the ins CO!! Should I sign It ???

Thank You BB

bill b



This is really a lawyer question.....

But yes they can if they back pay you, you cant collect from BOTH at the same time, unless there is some agreement as to the percentage of pay you are to recive.

if you are to get say....90% of your base pay(its in your union contract), then if BOTH combined is over 90% you will have to pay back the difference.

So dont sign anything without seeing a lawyer then figure out when they will sart paying you and how much the other is paying.

SO maybe youll get a whopping big check from SSD only to turn around and give most of it to the long term disabilty insurance company....so i wouldnt worry too much.

It would be Illegal for them to force you to pay back money... IF you dont collect from BOTH places in the same month!

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