Q. Can I Draw Workers’ Compensation Weekly Checks and Social Security Checks at the Same Time?

A.  Yes, it is possible to receive both Social Security and Workers’ Compensation benefits, but your Social Security check will be reduced or offset by the amount of your Workers’ Compensation check. According to Social Security law, disability checks are offset when your combined income reaches 80% or more of your pre-injury earnings. It is essential to report all income or benefits you receive while receiving Social Security checks, as required by federal law.

To minimize the offset or reduction in Social Security benefits, careful planning and legal wording in your Workers’ Compensation settlement can be beneficial. To ensure you maximize your payments from each source, it is highly recommended to consult with a qualified lawyer who can guide you through the process.