Workers’ Comp and Social Security Disability

Were you injured at work and have questions about whether you can claim workers’ comp and social security disability? Watch this video to find out.

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Question:

Am I entitled to social security disability benefits while on workers’ compensation?

Answer:

A question I get a lot from clients is, “I’m out of workers’ compensation; I’m going to be out for an extended period of time or permanently; am I entitled to Social Security Disability benefits?” The answer is, in Massachusetts, yes. If you’re qualified for Social Security Disability and you’re going to be out for a year or more, you should apply for those benefits.Workers' Comp and Social Security DisabilityThere are formulas that Social Security uses that may offset, meaning reduce, the benefits you get based on what you’re getting for workers’ compensation benefits. You need to speak to an attorney that specializes in workers’ compensation in Massachusetts because there are ways to settle your workers’ comp case, allocate that over your life expectancy, and then lower that payment amount that Social Security uses in order to determine whether you’re offset, so you may end up getting your full Social Security benefits back. Again, you should speak to a qualified Massachusetts workers’ comp attorney about this issue.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured during work and have questions about obtaining workers’ comp and social security disability? Contact a Lowell workers compensation lawyer at The Law Office of Jeffrey A. Young today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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