Potentially. It’s possible that your workers’ compensation benefits may reduce your Social Security benefits. It’s important to know what can happen if you receive workers’ compensation as well as Social Security disability benefits. Specifically, the total amount of these benefits cannot exceed 80% of your average current earnings prior to becoming disabled. This is a complicated formula and can be difficult to calculate. Consult an attorney once it has been determined that you are disabled. He or she can walk you through this process and discuss any potential offset you may receive.
To conclude, you may be receiving workers’ compensation as well as social security benefits. If the total amount exceeds 80% of your average current earnings, then the excess amount will be taken from your Social Security benefits.