January 2, 2020

Can an Injured Worker Receive Both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefits and Worker’s Compensation Benefits at the Same Time?

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Yes, under certain conditions. An injured worker must be unable to work for 12 continuous months before they are eligible for SSDI benefits. If the injured worker qualifies for both SSDI and workers’ compensation benefits, the maximum combined benefit is 80% of the injured worker’s highest average monthly wage during the five years prior to the disability onset.