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Can I Receive Workers Comp and Social Security Disability at the Same Time?
After a work injury, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the questions and concerns you might have about your claim. You’re injured and you need to help soon.
When this happens, many people ask, “Can I receive workers comp and social security disability at the same time?” The answer is yes, but it’s a complex situation. When you’re hurt on the job, you’ll need help providing for your family, so seek out a lawyer from Pothitakis Law Firm, PC to help you do that.
Fortunately, you should be able to receive both types of benefits because they are separate programs. These programs can both help you recover from your accident, so it’s best to seek out help from both.
You’ll likely seek out workers compensation benefits first. These benefits are part of a statewide program and each state will vary. These benefits should be provided to those who are injured on the job and need benefits to help them recover.
Social Security benefits are much broader. Rather than a state program, Social Security is a nationwide program. That means that, no matter which state you’re in, the program qualifications won’t change for you. Because it’s a separate program, you’ll have a better chance at getting your benefits.
Qualifying for Disability and Benefits
Although you can receive benefits from both of these programs, however, that doesn’t mean you will. Because these are different programs, each one will have their own qualifications for benefits.
To qualify for workers comp in Iowa, you’ll need to have suffered an injury while working, and you must the type of employee that is eligible for work comp benefits. For example, if you’re an independent contractor, you could be exempt from carrying workers comp insurance. Unless your injuries left you permanently impaired and completely unable to work, however, they’re usually temporary.
Qualifying for SSDI benefits requires that you first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Once you’ve worked in these jobs, you may qualify if your condition is included in the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability, and it has kept you from working for more than a year.
Get Help for Your Work Comp and Disability
When you’ve just suffered a work injury and are worried about supporting your family, you need benefits as soon as possible that cover all of your expenses. You might be wondering, “Can I receive workers comp and social security disability at the same time?”
Although the answer is yes, it can be tough to qualify without the help of an experienced attorney from Pothitakis Law Firm, PC. You need help understanding your injuries and your claim, and we can assist, starting with a free consultation.
When you’re ready to secure all the benefits you need for a recovery, reach out to our firm today. We can be contacted by calling 319-754-6400 or by completing the online form below.