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Applying for Disability and Worker's Compensation

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.