Social Security Disability Lawyer
If you have been disabled by an occupational accident or disease, you may qualify for both South Carolina workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. But your workers’ comp payment could be used to reduce the benefit you receive from the Social Security Administration.
If your total disability payments exceed 80 percent of your average weekly wage, the excess may be deducted from your monthly SSD benefit. It is understandable that few workers know about this quirk of federal SSD program rules, which is called a “workers’ compensation offset.” But this lack of knowledge could be costly.