Can I Get Both Social Security And Work Comp Benefits At The Same Time?
To answer the question “Can I collect Social Security Disability benefits if I’m getting workers’ compensation benefits?”, we need to look at key factors, including:
- The difference between an injury and a disability
- The potential effect of your workers’ compensation benefits on SSD and vice versa
In a nutshell, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits if you were injured on the job or became ill through conditions at your workplace. And you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if you have one or more physical or mental disabilities (which may be job-related or not). As long as you are unable to work for a year or longer, you are a likely candidate to receive SSDI benefits.
Visit our Social Security Disability website, Midwest Disability, to learn more. Free case review, and no office visit required. (You will be directed to a separate website.)
The Short Answer Is: Yes, It Is Possible
There are, in fact, times when you might be eligible for both SSD and workers’ comp at the same time. However, the amount that you receive from one or both may be reduced while you are being paid through both safety net programs, based on the specifics of your case.
As a rule of thumb, the total from both should not exceed 80% of your previous work-based income. Please keep in mind that all statements such as this are generalizations and may not apply to your unique circumstances.
Your Case Is Unique To You And Our Advice Will Be Tailored To Your Situation
For more information on the effect of SSD on workers’ comp or vice versa and related issues relevant to your circumstances after a workplace injury, consult with a disability law attorney at Midwest Disability Work Comp. Since 1996, our lawyers have been helping people with disabilities and work-related injuries to find avenues of hope. We are honored to serve communities throughout Minnesota. We find it rewarding to make a difference for people who truly need the legal counsel that we provide.