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Old 04-21-2008, 08:51 AM   #1
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YES you can collect SSD and Workers Comp At The Same Time

I was only getting $700.00 bi-weekly for 3 years after my work injury , I didn't know I could collect SSD at the same time. Now I'm getting an extra $832.00 a month and it sure helps to pay the Bills . Hope eveyone knows this , if I can help anyone with questions please ask..


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Old 04-21-2008, 05:54 PM   #2
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Re: YES you can collect SSD and Workers Comp At The Same Time

Hi Shawley, I applied for SS and are in process of appealing. Have not worked since Sept. 2006 when I had the back surgery. Before then I had a workman comp claim. HR said I had no claim so I went to a private atty. So two years later my WC claim is still going on. I assume I would get a lump sum. So I am not sure how it works. If I get a lump sum from WC and then later on get SS, what happens? I thought one would get reduced. The atty said they can tap into some other fund if WC is reduced. So confusing. In any case, I haven't gotten either yet. My WC claim was occupational and not an injury. It was diagnosed in 2005. What a disgrace.

Old 04-29-2008, 09:57 AM   #3
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Re: YES you can collect SSD and Workers Comp At The Same Time

I received WC and SS at the same time. My WC decreased the SS payment significantly. Now that WC is over SS has increased (but it took forever). SS did make us set aside a lump sum out of the WC lump sum for future medical.

Old 04-29-2008, 03:47 PM   #4
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Re: YES you can collect SSD and Workers Comp At The Same Time

I feel like I will get screwed somehow. My injury is occupational. A torn tendon in my elbow from typing while my elbow rested on a side desk. Pain started in 2005. So over 3 years now. It needs surgery but no one will pay for it. So I went to a lawyer. Claim will be 3 years old in July 2008. I don't even work there anymore because I had to take a disability retirement because of my back surgery/fusion pain. I filed for SS in March 2007 and are going through an appeal now. After running around to the workman comp doctors, I feel like I will finally get a settlement and then the attorney will get whatever the judge orders. So after all these years I will get a tiny amount. Then maybe I will win my appeal with SS and then get that lowered because of the workman comp. Somehow I feel like I will get screwed somewhere. Although the attorney said there is a separate fund where money can get pulled from. Who knows. In any case, I would like to have one of the claims settled. What if I get a lump sum settlement from workman comp and then win my SS appeal? Would SS still be reduced? I also get a pension from the State. I wonder if that will affect anything. Thanks for any input.

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