If you were injured to the point of disability in a workplace accident,
you may want to apply for disability benefits from the government and
worker's compensation installments from your former company at the
same time in order to receive a dual income. While this may sound like
an excellent idea, it is not simple to accomplish this dual income arrangement,
and most likely it will be in your best interests to choose one source
of income or the other. Many workers are eligible for both worker's
compensation and SSDI programs but receiving both compensatory payments
at the same time can cause challenges.
Filing for both of these payments will cause a person's Social Security
income to be reduced. This is because Social Security is determined by
how much other income an applicant is receiving. Those that have worker's
compensation will get a reduced Social Security payment. Admittedly, there
are times that it is wiser to forego other income sources and receive
the full amount of SSDI, as it can be more than the other two combined.
It is wise to choose a lawyer that understands both social security and
worker's compensation sot that you will be able to carefully negotiate
whether you should apply for both worker's compensation and SSDI or
if you should just choose one method of compensation. If you believe that
you will make a full recovery from you accident, then you will want to
apply for worker's compensation as this can provide temporary relief.
If you are permanently disabled and will no longer be able to perform
your job, then SSDI may be your best choice. If you are rejected from
receiving SSDI, don't be discouraged. Hire a Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC attorney.
With the right
SSDI attorney there to assist you, you will be able to contest your rejection and may
even be able to get a larger payment of SSDI in some cases.