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social security disability and workmans comp

sillymurphssillymurph Posts: 10
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Health Insurance Issues
I was wondering if social security disability finds you disabled. What are the chances that workmans comp will? You would think that the State would go by what the feds say.


  • Because I was hurt on the job and can't work anymore due to the injury. Workmans comp should pension me out. I hope this answers your question
  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    WC and SS make totally separate decisions. They are not at all related nor do they regard the others decisions in any way. In addition, they are based on totally different compensation systems and different guidelines of what "disabled" means.

    WC is making a decision if something is compensable (work related and disabling), what they will pay for in terms of medical, and what type of settlement to reach with you based on your amount of disability and lost income (current and/or future income).

    SS is looking at whether someone qualifies under the SS system and if the person is totally disabled and unable to work at any job.

    You can qualify for SSDI or SSI if receiving (or having received) WC - but your SS will be offset by any "lost income" payments from WC (they will not offset any WC payments for medical services/treatment).
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