Posts Categorized: Disability and Workers Compensation

Disability and Workers’ Compensation: Benefits Offset Social Security Disability Payments

Posted on August 9th, 2018

If you receive workers’ compensation (WC) payments or a settlement award from a WC claim, the Social Security Administration may lower your disability payments. You can be eligible for both types of payments at the same time, however, workers usually cannot receive the full amount of Social Security disability benefits and workers’ compensation benefits at the same time. In most… READ MORE

Disability and Workers’ Compensation: How Social Security Calculates the Offset

Posted on August 21st, 2013

In our previous blog, Workers’ Compensation Benefits Offsets Social Security Disability, we discussed how workers receiving workers’ compensation would have their Social Security disability benefits reduced. Now we will cover how the offset of benefits is calculated: To calculate the amount of the offset, Social Security first determines what it calls the “applicable limit,” or the maximum total monthly amount… READ MORE

Disability and Workers’ Compensation: How Social Security Offsets Lump Sum Settlements

Posted on August 21st, 2013

In continuing our series on workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability Benefits, Eric Buchanan & Associates wants you to know how worker’s compensation lump sum settlements are considered by Social Security. Lump sum settlement in workers’ compensation cases are one choice workers sometimes have instead of taking a monthly payment. Many workers’ compensation claims are settled before a hearing or… READ MORE