Bellenot & Boufford, LLC
Connecticut Attorneys for SSDI and Workers’ Compensation
Sound Legal Counsel for Injured Workers
Many people who are injured at work find out that they are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits either during the workers’ compensation process or after receiving a lump-sum workers’ compensation settlement. Most people do not realize the complex nature of the intersection between workers’ compensation and SSDI. You cannot simply receive both types of benefits. It is important to talk with an experienced Newtown lawyer who can help you navigate the complicated aspects of SSDI and workers’ compensation.
The Intersection Between SSDI and Workers’ Compensation
When a person claims both workers’ compensation and SSDI, it can be an extremely complex situation between the two entities. Just a couple of examples include:
Workers’ compensation and SSDI take different approaches to evaluating injuries:While workers’ compensation will evaluate you only for the claimed injury, SSDI will evaluate your health using a more comprehensive approach. Other injuries or limitations will factor more into SSDI’s evaluation than the evaluation from workers’ compensation.
You cannot receive the full extent of both benefits: As part of its consideration of your case, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will look into the other benefits you are receiving. The SSA will take an offset for any workers’ compensation benefits you are claiming, which will minimize your SSDI benefits.
It is essential to work with an experienced legal team that can provide counsel, guide you through this process and help you maximize the benefits you receive.
At Bellenot & Boufford, LLC, we represent clients who have suffered workplace injuries in Fairfield County, New Haven County and throughout the surrounding area of Connecticut. With more than 50 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys can help you understand how SSDI intersects with workers’ compensation so you can make informed decisions to maximize the disability benefits you receive.
At Bellenot & Boufford, LLC, we have a wealth of experience with workers’ compensation and SSDI. When you claim benefits or receive a lump-sum settlement for workers’ compensation, we can help minimize the offset that the SSA will take from your Social Security benefits.