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How workers’ compensation benefits work with SSDI

| Jun 13, 2019 | Social Security Disability

People’s bodies in Georgia are definitely not indestructible and from time to time people are not 100%. This could be because of injuries or illnesses. These injuries and illnesses can occur in people’s homes, in stores, at businesses, in public areas, while people are working and in many other places. No matter where people are injured or become ill it can create a difficult situation for the person as they recover. This is true both physically and financially.

Depending on the circumstances though people may be able to receive benefits to help with the financial problems caused by the injuries and illnesses. If the injury occurred at work or the people became ill because of conditions at work, they may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These are benefits that the employer is responsible for paying and can cover a portion of people’s wages as well as their medical bills.

However, people may also be able to receive social security disability (SSDI) benefits as well depending on the severity of the injury. People can actually receive both at the same time as well, but there are caps to the amounts they can receive. The most that a person can receive at one time is 80% of their average income. If the combination of workers’ compensation and SSDI exceeds 80% of their average income, the SSDI benefit will be reduced accordingly and the person will continue to receive their entire workers’ compensation benefits.

When people in Georgia go to work, they expect to do their job and then return home. However, sometimes when people go to work, they are injured. If this happens the person may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if they are unable to work. However, workers’ compensation benefits only pay a certain percentage of a person’s income, but injured people may also be entitled to extra benefits through SSDI. Experienced attorneys understand how these two benefits interact and may be able to guide one through the process.

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