Looking up

The Social Security appeal process has been more accessible, and user friendly, for individuals seeking to apply for disability or retirement benefits. Over the course of the past few years, the Social Security Administration has effectively changed and implemented many of the ways in which claimants can request information from SSA offices.

Public Benefits Offset to Social Security Disability Benefits

An award of benefits by Social Security for a claimant’s disability may be subject to offset because of payments received from Workers’ Compensation and/or State disability benefits. Because Workers’ Compensation, State disability benefits, and Social Security are all public benefits, the general intent of the offset is to reimburse the state for public benefits paid to an injured worker if that individual also qualifies for Social Security disability.