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Can I receive workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security Disability benefits at the same time?

If you suffer from a condition that qualifies you for both workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, then you can receive both types of assistance.

However, the amount you would receive in SSD benefits would be subject to an “offset.” In other words, your SSD benefits would be reduced so that your “total public disability benefit” would not exceed 80 percent of what was your average monthly pay in the year of your highest earnings during the five-year period preceding the onset of your disability.

An attorney can help you with exploring all options available to you after you have suffered a disabling injury at work.

Posted in: Workers’ Compensation FAQs

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