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Do you have to report an EEOC settlement to Social Security if you get disability benefits?

My question is if you receive a settlement from Equal Employment Opportunity Commission awarded by a judge for damages, will this settlement need to be reported to Social Security Disability as earned income? Thank you.

If you are receiving Social Security disability (title II benefits, which is an entitlement gained through your work activity and earned work credits) it does not matter what settlement you receive. SSD has no income or resource limits, meaning that it is no affected at all by your assets. Assets can include liquid assets held in banking accounts, of course.

As for earned income, I can see no way that it would be reported as earned income. If it is, you can go to your local Social Security office and they can correct it. However, it may be considered some type of income for IRS purposes; you would have to ask your tax person. I think you should be fine with Social Security.

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What are the Assets that count for SSI Disability?
What Are the Social Security Disability Requirements For Personal Assets?
What Are Countable Assets For Social Security Disability and SSI?
Is there an income limit to be under when you apply for disability?
How Much Income Can A Person Earn If He Draws Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability - What is considered earned income versus unearned income
How Many Work Credits Do You Need To Have For SSI or Social Security Disability Eligibility?
What If I Do Not Have Enough Work Credits For Social Security Disability Benefits?
How many work quarters do you need to qualify for disability?
Can You Get Disability Benefits If You Were Self-Employed and had Self-employment Earnings?

Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

Receiving a Social Security Disability Award Letter
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits?
How do you find out if a Social Security disability claim has been approved or even denied?
Can I Qualify For Disability and Receive Benefits based on Depression?
How much does Social Security Disability or SSI pay?
How does the Social Security Disability Review work?
What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?
More differences between Social Security Disability and SSI