If I receive a settlement from an auto accident, do I have to repay the short term disability the money I received while I was out of work?

Asked on March 15, 2011 under Accident Law, Florida


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You need to double check this information with your attorney for disability and for the car accident case but generally speaking there should be a lien letter in the attorney's file for disability and for any monies paid out for medical coverage.  Most states have laws that allow for a set-off for the settling insurance company for the monies and allow collection. Now, do not be freaked out by this but you do have to consider it when settling the case.  Why I tell you not to freak out is because the amounts of the liens can often be negotiated down.  Get some more information here from those that are supposed to be helping you with all of this.  Good luck to you. 

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