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  • What If I Qualify for Social Security and Workers’ Compensation?

    October 25, 2021 | News
  • You hurt yourself on the job in Belleville, IL. With your injury you qualify for social security disability benefits and your worker’s compensation claim was accepted. Now what? Can you do both? Yes, you can, but here is what you need to know regarding limitations and restrictions.Social Security

    Workers’ Compensation Offset

    Just because you received SSDI as well as workers’ compensation does not mean you will receive the full amount. Based on your state and employment status, it is best that you speak with a local attorney in regards to if you qualify for full benefits or if you are inclined to take less because you are receiving both social security and workers’ compensation.

    The best way to calculate this offset is to determine your applicable limit, your average current earnings, family benefit total, and your average monthly wage. You also need to consider that your offset can be caused by an offset credit, meaning that some of your benefits can be claimed by your insurance provider. The most common credit wage-loss benefits are due to the following:

    • Pension
    • Unemployment Compensation
    • Severance Pay
    • Retirement Insurance Benefit

    Social SecurityIf you have any further questions about your social security disability claim in relation to your worker’s compensation, we highly advise you to speak with your local attorney to ensure you are receiving the proper amount of benefits as well as making sure that you are choosing the right option in claiming both. Our team at Bement and Stubblefield can help you with any questions involving your worker’s compensation. Make sure to give us a call today!