If I am on Workers’ Compensation, does that affect my SSD claim?
by Attorney Allyson Snow
Maybe. It is possible to receive Workers’ Compensation and disability benefits at the same time. Based on past earnings, you have a maximum benefit amount. This is the amount you are entitled to receive between the two benefits. The theory is that one will not be better off financially if they are disabled than they were when they were working.
If Work Comp benefits and disability benefits exceed the monthly maximum benefit amount, the Social Security benefits will be offset. It is important to speak to your attorney about the dynamic between your Work Comp benefits and disability benefits to ensure your benefits are maximized.
If you or someone you know has been injured at work or has a medical condition that will prevent them from working for 12 months or more, call Snow, Carpio & Weekley toll-free at 855-325-4781 to schedule a free consultation in person at one of our offices around the State or over the phone. You can also find out more about our firm by visiting our website at www.workinjuryaz.com.