Re: Disability and Worker's Comp
Under SS regulations, your SSDI benefit can be reduced by Workers' Compensation benefits received. That doesn't mean they'd ask you for the funds directly but they may adjust what you do receive from SS by what you received in WC.
So a few things to keep in mind:
(1) The type of WC award may affect whether or not it is offset from SSDI. So keep all records of the WC payment you received. Sometimes WC awards are paid out purely for medical expenses, others for lost income, or a combination thereof.
(2) You can spend the money you've received because it will just be deducted from SS if you are awarded SSDI.
If you are using a SS Attorney make sure he/she has all your WC award information. Make sure to point out the type of award in hopes that it will not be offset.
Does this help?
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