I sustained a work-related disabling injury on the job and receive workers’ compensation. Will that affect my eligibility for social security disability benefits?
This varies by state and type of benefit. In Colorado, your Workers’ Compensation benefit may be reduced, if you are also receiving SSDI benefits. If you receive both Workers’ Compensation and Social Security disability insurance benefits, the total amount of the benefits cannot exceed 80 percent of your average earning before you were disabled. Any excess amount is deducted from the disability check. Supplemental Security Income is an income based program so it could be affected or eliminated by receipt of Workers’ Compensation benefits.