If I have been permanently injured in work accident, can I recover both South Carolina workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security Disability?

Yes, you can obtain federal Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and state workers’ compensation benefits. However, your SSD payments can be reduced based on the amount you receive in workers’ compensation. This is called the “workers’ compensation offset.”

Combining SSD and workers’ compensation, and determining what the offset might be, can be a complex matter. However, the attorneys of Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins have helped many disabled workers in Upstate South Carolina maximize the benefits they receive through Social Security Disability and workers’ compensation. We can help you, too.

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