FAQs about Workers Comp and State Disability Benefits
Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation and State Disability Benefits for Injured Workers
Workers’ compensation has deemed me to be permanently and totally disabled, why do I not receive benefits from the SSA automatically?
Can you receive SSD and workers’ compensation benefits together?
For example, if you earned $25,000 per year when you were injured at work. An 80% earnings limit would put you at a maximum benefit of $20,000 per year.
Workers’ compensation already pays you a maximum of $20,800 per year – averaging $400 per week. In this case, you would already reach cap; therefore, you cannot receive SSD.
Using that same example, workers’ compensation is only paying $300 per week, which gives you $15,600 per year. Therefore, SSD could pay the remaining $4,400 per year, but no more.