Social Security Disability and Workers Compensation

In this video, Jerry A. Gambino, an experienced Buffalo Workers Compensation Attorney explains if you can collect both social security disability and workers compensation benefits. If you have questions about Social Security Disability and Workers Compensation benefits, contact us today for a consultation. 

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  • People can receive workers compensation benefits and Social Security concurrently; however, the two standards of disability are different.
  • People receiving workers compensation benefits are often denied Social Security disability, although some people do receive both.
  • In addition to the injury and disability caused by the work injury, the Social Security Administration considers any other type of condition you may have that causes you to be disabled. As people get older, other conditions may limit their ability to perform their jobs.
  • A formula based on what you were earning when you were working may reduce or offset your Social Security benefit as a result of your workers compensation benefits, but you still could receive both.

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