Get The Straight Scoop About Social Security Disability Income
Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits provide relief for people with many types of disabilities, including those resulting in on-the-job injuries. If you are not able to return to work due to a workplace injury, you may be eligible for income through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. However, your SSDI benefits may be reduced when you receive SSDI and workers’ compensation or other public benefits simultaneously.
To get a clear idea of all benefits you qualify for, discuss your situation with an experienced attorney. I am workers’ comp and SSDI lawyer John E. Mahin. I can help ensure that you receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.
Understanding SSDI And Workers’ Comp
If a work-related injury or illness has resulted in a disability, you can eliminate uncertainty about applying for benefits by working with an experienced lawyer. When you become my client, you will not owe me fees upfront. My remuneration will come as a percentage of any lump-sum payouts that you receive from SSDI and/or workers’ compensation.
First, I will clarify for you what you are applying for, as described below.
- SSDI is a federal government program. The money comes from the federal government but it is not a government handout! You may qualify if you have been paying into the Social Security system throughout your working life. You can receive benefits if you have a mental or physical disability, regardless of whether it is work-related.
- Workers’ compensation, on the other hand, is mandated by law, administered at the state level and managed in detail through each employer’s system. Workers at your company may receive workers’ compensation through an employer-provided insurance company and/or through the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC).
According to the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) rules, your total compensation from all public sources cannot be more than 80% of the income you were earning before you became disabled. In practical terms, this means that your SSDI benefits will be reduced by any workers’ compensation or other public benefits that you also receive.
I Can Help You Maximize The Effectiveness Of Your Disability Claims
I am attorney John E. Mahin. I have years of experience helping Ohioans with disabilities to recover all compensation they are eligible for. Depending on how you were injured, you may also have a third-party disability claim. Let’s talk, and I can help you discover all benefits you are eligible for.
To schedule a free consultation, call 513-640-2633 or send an online message for a prompt response.