workers comp and social security benefits

Can You Get Worker’s Compensation and Social Security Disability Benefits at the Same Time?

When you are hurt on the job and face a loss of wages, understanding how you can support yourself and your family while you heal can lessen your stress. We understand that you want to bring in as much money per month so that you won’t feel strapped financially during this time. You can, in fact, receive multiple types of benefits together, however, you may not receive the full amounts.

Here’s what you need to know about receiving both Worker’s Compensation and Social Security Disability simultaneously in Georgia. First of all, you have to apply for both types of claims and then meet the criteria for each one. Things like work history prior to making your claim, countable resources, and income limits are factors that play a part in qualification. Some cases warrant concurrent benefits; find out if yours does by consulting our expert legal team for free.

If you are already receiving Workers’ Compensation benefits and it does not appear you will be able to return to work within a year of your injury, you should consult someone on our team at Edmonson Law Firm; you may have a good claim for Social Security Disability benefits. For some people, having an approved disability case will help in making sure your workers’ compensation claim is considered catastrophic. Catastrophic WC claims are worth much more in a settlement than non-catastrophic claims.

To understand the many nuances and moving parts that make up the interplay between SSDI and Workers’ Compensation, do not hesitate to call The Edmonson Law firm for a free consultation at 678-271-9111.