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How Civil Service Disability And Workers’ Comp Impact SSD Benefits

There are many potential sources of benefits for people who are unable to work due to a disability. If you’re a member of the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS), you might be eligible for a monthly retirement pension. If your disability is due to a job-related injury or illness, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Additionally, if you have a sufficient work history, you may qualify for federal Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

Understanding the interplay between these various programs is critical for ensuring that you get the maximum benefits you deserve. At the Law Offices of Daniel Berger, we can untangle the complexities of your unique situation. Our lawyers have focused on disability law for many decades. We understand the intricacies of how each program will impact your SSD benefits.

Yes, You Can Still Qualify For SSD

Many people who are receiving a disability pension or workers’ comp assume that they can’t also qualify for SSD. As a result, they don’t end up pursuing SSD, and they end up leaving valuable benefits on the table.

The good news is that you may still be eligible for SSD benefits on top of the other disability-related payments you’re receiving. However, your amount of SSD benefits may be reduced, depending on the type and amount of other disability benefits you’re receiving. You should work with a lawyer to ensure that you don’t get shortchanged.

Maximizing Your Disability Benefits

When you work with the Law Offices of Daniel Berger, our attorneys will take a close look at your case and develop a strategy for pursuing all the benefits you deserve. We understand how challenging it is when you’re unable to work due to a disability. You shouldn’t have to deal with financial strain on top of the struggles you’re already facing. Here, you will find compassionate and dedicated guidance each step of the way.

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Work with a proven legal team and benefit from our many decades of disability law experience. To get started with a free consultation, call 718-691-7475. We have offices in New York City and New Windsor.