Publication Date

June 2005


This Policy and Practice Brief will describe how the various SSA income and resource rules intersect with awards and/or settlements from legal proceedings. In addition, this Brief will provide a general overview of the common mechanisms utilized by trust and estates attorneys and other financial planners to protect an individual’s continuing eligibility for public benefits.


Cebula, R. (2005, June). Planning a structured settlement for social security beneficiaries (Work Incentive Support Center Policy and Practice Brief). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University.

SSP26_TXT1.txt (31 kB)
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