Workers injured in the workplace or while on the clock and unable to work as result often have multiple avenues to claim workers' compensation. One of these is Social Security disability benefits. But the situation often gets quite complicated because the SSD amount allowable may be reduced based on compensation accepted from other sources. To add to the confusion, some forms of workers' compensation do not impact SSD benefits while others do. It's obvious that workers who get injured or develop a work-related affliction need legal representation. But dealing with the red-tape at the SSA requires some special talents.
Are you or a loved one suffering from a work-related disability? Contact a Social Security disability attorney near you today and find out how to get the maximum disability benefits you deserve. Listed below are a set of similar issues where people often require help from a Social Security disability lawyer.
Note that some forms of workers' compensation and public benefits can be accepted alongside SSD benefits. For instance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or VA benefits can be received along with Social Security disability benefits. So can state or local benefits available based on prior work done for which Social Security taxes were deducted.
As a general rule, everything else will impact the SSD calculations. This includes public benefits and workers' compensation provided by your employer or other responsible parties. Apart from SSI, VA benefits and state or local public benefits backed by Social Security taxes, other benefits you have got for or because of your disability are lumped together, and it should not exceed 80 percent of your average current income before the disability. If so, the excess amount gets deducted from your SSD benefit payments.
Have you or a loved one been afflicted by a work-related disability? Contact a Social Security disability attorney in your area today and find out how to get the maximum workers' compensation and disability benefits you deserve.
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