Can I Apply for Both Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation?

04/15/2013 // Wright Disability Firm // Wright & Wright // (press release)

Many workers may find themselves in the position of being eligible to file for both Social Security benefits and workers’ compensation after being injured on the job. In some cases, they may be eligible to receive payments from both systems simultaneously, but there can be challenges in doing so.

One major challenge in filing for both is the ability to receive full Social Security payments without the amount being reduced. Social Security will offset or reduce payments to an eligible applicant by the amount they receive from workers’ compensation. Therefore, although one may be approved for both, payments in total may not be as much as might be expected.

In the event that one works with a workers’ compensation attorney to handle their claim, it may be a good idea to choose one that is also experienced in filing SSD claims. A number of lawyers only handle one or the other, but one that is experienced in both can offer beneficial advice on what filing actions may be most helpful for one’s circumstances.

The Social Security advocates of Wright & Wright, America’s Social Security Disability Firm? are available for those who need professional assistance filing a Social Security claim. The advocates of the firm are experienced in helping Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income applicants obtain favorable outcomes for their cases, and can assist applicants at various stages of the filing process.

Whether one is filing for the first time or needs to appeal a claim that has already been denied, Wright & Wright may be able to provide needed help. Contact the firm’s advocates today to request a free case evaluation.

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