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Will Indiana Workers’ Compensation Payments Affect My Disability Benefits?

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Your workers’ compensation disability benefits in Indiana may affect your Social Security disability benefits. In order to learn what your rights are, how to protect them and how benefits are determined, then you should speak with an Indiana Social Security disability lawyer.

While disability payments received from insurance or private pension doesn’t affect Social Security disability benefits, it is different with workers’ compensation. When you receive public disability benefits, such as workers’ comp, then your Social Security disability benefits likely will be reduced.

Workers’ compensation disability benefits in Indiana are received when you suffer an illness or injury that is job-related. Your workers’ comp benefits and what you receive from Social Security disability cannot exceed 80% of your average current income before you became disabled.

There are other types of public disability payments that could also affect your Social Security disability benefits. This includes anything paid by local, state or federal government for non-job-related disabilities.

Because both of these types of benefits can affect how much you receive, it would be in your best interest to seek help from an Indiana disability lawyer. You want to ensure that your claims are being treated fairly and that you are receiving exactly what you are entitled to.

Don’t just take the word of your employer or even Social Security Administration (SSA). Both types of claims can be very complicated to process; therefore, you may need help from a lawyer who understands and handles not only Social Security disability claims, but also workers’ compensation disability benefits for Indiana residents as well.

A Helping Hand from an Indiana Social Security Disability Lawyer

When you have complications with your Social Security disability benefits claim, the help of a lawyer is crucial to getting the assistance you need. In order to get back on track with your Social Security benefits claim, download a copy of our complimentary book, 8 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits, then contact a Social Security disability lawyer at Hensley Legal Group for a no-cost consultation at (317) 472-3333.