Jane Smith was involved in a car accident. Jane hired a personal injury attorney to represent her for the injuries she suffered in the crash. Jane notified her attorney that she receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid benefits for her diagnosed medical condition. One year later, Jane received a $20,000.00 settlement for her personal injury case. Around the same time, the state Medicaid office contacted Jane and told her that her SSI benefits were terminated after she received her personal injury settlement.
What could Jane have done after receiving her personal injury settlement in order to not lose her SSI and Medicaid benefits?
You need to know your legal rights about government benefits before accepting a personal injury settlement. Many people that receive benefits lose them simply because they were not aware.
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