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If I am getting workers' compensation, can I get SSD?

Previous posts on this blog have discussed how Social Security disability benefits for injuries can be a critical part of an injured Houston, Texas, worker's plan for covering the unexpected medical expenses and lost wages following a work-related accident.

Income and asset requirements for SSI benefits

As previous posts on this blog has discussed, the Supplemental Security Income program, or SSI, is different from the Social Security Disability Insurance program, or SSDI. Both programs require that a person be disabled before getting monthly paychecks from the Social Security Administration, but they are administered differently.

Why has my social security claim been denied?

As mentioned previously on this blog space, Social Security Disability benefits provide financial benefit to those who are unable to work any more. Millions of people across the country apply for these benefits every year and Houston residents may be surprised to hear that nearly 70 percent of first time claims are denied. It can seem very upsetting when one's claim is denied, but the option of appealing the decision does exist. However, before doing so, it is important to understand why the claim was denied in the first place, so the same mistake is not made.

What is the relationship between SI and workers' comp?

Most of the disabilities in the country result from injuries and illnesses incurred while at work. When someone is involved in a work accident that leaves them with an inability to work, they may likely face financial difficulties as a result. Not only have they suddenly got medical expenses to keep up with, they also now may not be earning wages because they are taking time off of work to recuperate. Houston residents may be aware they can qualify for some form of benefits, but unsure of which one. Workers' compensation and Social Security Disability both provide financial assistance to those suffering from work related injuries, so what is the difference between the two?

3 common misconceptions about Social Security Disability

You went to work diligently for many years, but one day, you suffered a severe injury in a workplace accident. You receive workers' compensation to cover your medical expenses, and you're taking the time to recover. The problem is that you never will be the person you were before. Your injuries were too severe. Now, you're worried about not working and whether or not you'll qualify for Social Security Disability. There is a lot of misinformation about SSD, so it's important to get the truth.