Workers' Compensation Benefits vs. SSDI

Workers' Compensation Benefits vs. SSDI

Do you have questions about workers' compensation vs. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)? The experienced attorneys of Lawyer, Dougherty, Palmer & Flansburg, P.L.C., will provide knowledgeable answers to your questions.

Our team of attorneys has more than 60 years of combined legal experience. We started our firm in 1995 to serve clients who have been injured in Des Moines and throughout Iowa. If you have suffered a work-related injury and have questions about workers' compensation and SSDI, contact our Des Moines SSD benefits attorneys online for a free consultation.

Can You Qualify for Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI)?

Some injured workers qualify for both workers' compensation and SSDI benefits. To qualify for SSDI, an injured worker must show that he or she is totally disabled, according to Social Security standards of disability. The worker's disability may be based on the combined effects of the work injury, plus the effects of any other non-work physical or mental health condition. To receive SSDI benefits, total disability must be expected to last at least 12 months.

In many cases, SSDI benefits will be reduced if the beneficiary also receives workers' compensation benefits. This is called an offset of SSDI benefits. The offset may be a partial reduction of SSDI benefits or a total reduction, for as long as the beneficiary receives both SSDI and workers' compensation benefits.

The lawyers at Lawyer, Dougherty, Palmer & Flansburg, P.L.C., may help you avoid an offset of SSDI benefits by resolving your claim on a compromise settlement basis. With proper settlement language, based on federal and state laws, an offset of SSDI benefits may be greatly reduced or prevented entirely.

Contact Our Central Iowa Workers' Compensation Benefits Attorneys

Workers' compensation and SSDI are complex areas of law and any mistakes could have a serious impact on your case. To discuss your case with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, please contact us online or call 888-416-6998.

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