Yes, but the disability benefits will be reduced. When you are eligible for both Social Security disability benefits and workers’ compensation benefits, the disability benefits will be reduced. To do this, Social Security will determine the greater of the following:
(1) The total disability insurance benefit before offset; or
(2) 80% of your “average current earnings” (ACE) before you became disabled.
The Social Security Disability benefits will then be reduced by the amount that exceeds the higher of the two numbers above because you cannot receive disability benefits and workers’ compensation benefits that, when combined, total more than 80% of your average current earnings.
If you have more questions, contact our Houston Social Security Benefits Attorney at 713.993.7311.