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Can I Receive Both Workers’ Comp and Social Security Disability Benefits?

Erwin, McCane & Daly | Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Is it possible to receive Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Benefits simultaneously? In a word, yes. Workers’ Compensation programs are run on a state-by-state basis, whereas SSDI is a federal program run by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

However, many factors go into the eligibility of these programs, making it entirely possible that someone who is eligible for one may not be eligible for the other or both. The qualifications for each program are quite different. Workers’ Compensation programs are designed to be a temporary solution to allow employees to continue receiving income after they’ve been hurt on the job, while they are healing or waiting for SSDI benefits. SSDI benefits are collected only after it is determined that someone is disabled to the point of being unable to work for a long period of time, or even permanently.

Both programs come with several intricacies that determine much of the amount you can receive, and how the programs may interact with one another. For this reason, it is extremely important to consult with an experienced attorney if you are hoping to collect Workers’ Compensation and/or Social Security Disability Benefits. Contact Erwin, McCane & Daly today for your free consultation.