Missouri Workers compensation case and a social security disability case

Missouri Workers compensation

Krebs Law Office Social Security Disability
Krebs Law Office Social Security Disability

Some clients of mine have a Missouri workers compensation case and a Social Security disability case. A question that comes up is whether the client can receive a monthly check for Social Security disability as well as a weekly check from workers’ compensation. The short answer is: yes it is possible.

If you are receiving a weekly workers’ compensation check under Missouri law, the amount of that weekly check will not be reduced by any Social Security income benefits you might be getting.  However, the amount of the monthly Social Security disability check may be partially reduced or even completely cut out while you are receiving Missouri workers’ compensation weekly checks.

The reduction in Social Security income benefits is determined by calculating the amount of your average earnings (ACE) before you got disabled. Generally speaking, the total combined amount of your monthly workers’ compensation and Social Security disability income benefits cannot exceed 80% of what you were earning on the job when you got hurt. Otherwise, you may very well end up having the amount of your monthly Social Security disability income check reduced or cut out altogether.  This in no way means you should not apply for Social Security disability, you should.  There are other benefits such as Medicare that you will want.  Getting approved for SSA disability can also drastically help your work comp case.

One way to keep your Social Security check from being reduced or eliminated by the Missouri work comp checks you are getting is to reach a settlement in your work comp case with your employer and its insurance company and include special language in your workers’ compensation settlement stipulations.

If you would like more information about the Missouri Work Comp process, please request my FREE ebook report Understanding Your Missouri Workers Compensation Case.

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If you have been in a work place accident and have legal questions about your Springfield Missouri or Southwest Missouri Workers compensations claim give me a call at 417 883-5886 for a free consultation.  The Krebs Law Firm LLC offers a free case evaluation if you have questions about your Social Security disability claim. Many people may be worried that they do not have the money to pay for a disability attorney, but we only handle Missouri Workers Compensation cases and Social Security disability cases on a contingent fee basis. In other words, there is no fee unless we are successful in getting you the benefits that you deserve. If you would like to speak to Jason Krebs and his staff simply call (417) 883-5886 for your free case evaluation or to discuss your appeal today! Do not delay as you only have 60 days to file your appeal or ask for a reconsideration if you live in Arkansas or Oklahoma.

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