On The Job Injuries
If you suffer an on the job injury in North Carolina, you may be entitled to benefits through the state's workers' compensation system. If your injury prevents you from returning to work for at least 12 consecutive months, you may also be entitled to SSDI benefits through Social Security Disability. A disabling Social Security injury must last or be expected to last 12 consecutive months.
Do not wait until your workers' compensation claim is settled to file for Social Security Disability benefits. SSDI disability benefits are payable only 12 months back from the time of filing the initial SSDI disability claim. Delayed filing of your claim can be a costly mistake in lost back benefits.
Even when your Social Security claim is approved, under the law, your SSDI benefits may be offset (reduced) because of your workers' compensation payments. An experienced SSDI attorney may be able to work with your workers' compensation lawyer to lessen the offset (reduction) of your SSDI benefits.
If you or a loved one living in central or eastern North Carolina suffers with a severe and persistent mental health diagnosis, please contact my office for a free consultation of your Social Security Disability claim. You can reach us online or by calling 919-805-3311 or toll free at 800-768-1330.