SSDIB and Workers' Compensation Benefits

As a law firm that works on a daily basis with people who are seeking Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDIB), we are often asked if an award of SSDIB will impact an individual's receipt of workers' compensation benefits. The simple answer is yes.

If you are awarded workers' compensation benefits, you will either receive a workers' compensation benefits check at regular intervals or you will enter into a lump sum settlement agreement that pays you a one-time sum in compensation of your workers' compensation claim. If you are receiving periodic workers' compensation benefits, there will be a dollar for dollar setoff. If you receive a lump sum settlement, your SSDIB benefits will be prorated.

Am I Eligible for SSDIB?

People who receive workers' compensation benefits are not automatically eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDIB). Workers' compensation provides wage benefits to help people who have suffered a work-related injury or illness. Since workers' compensation benefits often include the word disability such as permanent partial disability or temporary total disability, it is easy for people to get confused.

To be eligible for SSDIB, you must have a physical or mental disability that is expected to impair your ability to work for at least 12 months, or which may cause death. Additional work requirements apply as well. Visit our SSDIB and SSI eligibility page to learn more.

Contact Our Michigan SSDIB Claims Lawyers

To speak with one of our Michigan Social Security Disability attorneys, call 800-671-8068 or contact us by e-mail. For your convenience, we have office locations in Ypsilanti, Jackson, Taylor and Adrian, Michigan.