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Old 08-21-2007, 01:36 PM   #1
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Long term Disability...questions

Hi,

I am currently off Short Term State Disability (1 year) and have now gone on Long Term Disability through my employer. I will be receiving the same amount as Short Term but now have to pay taxes...which have taken out a huge chunk. Is everyone paying taxes on Long Term? Do you have to pay taxes on Social Security as well?
Thanks for the help!

 
Old 08-21-2007, 03:45 PM   #2
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Re: Long term Disability...questions

Hi dvweez,

No,you do not have to pay taxes on social security disablilty.
I just started to receive it myself,but,my uncle that is retarded
and has cerebral palsy has been getting S.S. for years and never
has.As far as any long term insurance,I do not know.

Good-luck,Sherri

 
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:03 PM   #3
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Re: Long term Disability...questions

It depends on the total amount of the social security, and if you continue to receive any of the employers LTD insurance company's payments to make up the difference in your LTD amount (SSD is generally less, and many LTD companies make up the difference). I've been on SSD for 2 years, and off work on LTD for 3 years. There's a form in the tax book that helps you figure out what you would owe- as long as it's less than 25,000.00 after doing their little worksheet, you don't have to pay taxes. After 2 years, you also get on Medicare, and that does take out the part B payment, as well as any drug plan you choose, and supplement (highly recommended). You end up with less of your SSD, but have insurance (basically) and a drug plan (highly helpful). Your state insurance board will know what companies offer plans to people on Medicare with disabilities.

 
Old 08-22-2007, 06:11 PM   #4
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Re: Long term Disability...questions

Thanks for all your helpful feedback! I am sure in time I will understand the in and outs of LTD and Social Security!!

 
Old 08-22-2007, 06:15 PM   #5
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Re: Long term Disability...questions

Don't mention it.Good-luck!!

Take care,Sherri

 
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