Yes, you can file for and collect both S.C. workers’ compensation benefits and SSD benefits. However, there is a possibility that your SSD benefits will be reduced if you collect both.
Your workers’ compensation benefits and SSD benefits will be added together. If the total amount goes beyond 80 percent of your most recent earnings before you were disabled, your SSD benefits will be reduced by that excess amount.
Please see our page on Workplace Injuries and the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission website for more information about workers’ compensation benefits. You can also see our page on what to do if your disability keeps you from working.
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