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You can receive both types of benefits at the same time. As with SSDI benefits, you should apply for workers’ compensation benefits as soon as possible if your disability stems from a work-related accident or disease. Your Virginia workers’ compensation claim may actually get approved before you get a decision on your SSDI benefits claim.
The total amount of your workers’ compensation benefits and your SSDI benefits cannot exceed 80 percent of your average current earnings before you became disabled. If it does, then your SSDI benefits will be reduced to meet the 80 percent threshold.