Can I receive both workers’ compensation and SSD benefits?

Yes, if you are approved, you can receive both types of benefits. However, the amount of your SSD payments may be reduced depending on how much you receive in worker’s compensation payments.

When calculating the amount you receive, the SSA will add together both the amount you should receive in SSD payments and the amount in workers’ compensation payments. If the total exceeds 80 percent of your most recent earnings before your disability arose, your SSD payments will be reduced by that excess amount.

Please see our page on workers’ compensation in North Carolina to learn more about those types of benefits.

Note that any sort of private insurance, long/short-term disability or military disability will not reduce the amount of your Social SSD benefits. However, if you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the amount you receive from any other disability payment source will reduce your payments.