At the Smith Jordan Law Firm, Grady Jordan is experienced in Social Security Disability Law and Workers’ Compensation Law. Below are a few tips. Call Grady Jordan at 864-855-1661 to answer all your questions.
1. Disability payments from private sources, such as private pension or insurance benefits, do not affect your Social Security disability benefits.
2. However, workers’ compensation and other public disability benefits may reduce your Social Security benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits are paid to a worker because of a job-related injury or illness. They may be paid by federal or state workers’ compensation agencies, employers or by insurance companies on behalf of employers.
3. If you receive workers’ compensation or other public disability benefits and Social Security disability benefits, the total amount of these benefits cannot exceed 80 percent of your average current earnings before you became disabled.