Question about SSDI and Second Injury fund

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Latest post 02-02-2011 9:40 PM by PB88. 2 replies.
  • 02-01-2011 12:38 PM

    • PB88
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    Question about SSDI and Second Injury fund

    Hello all I'm PB88 and I have a question if any of you would be so kind in helping me.

    I was injured at work several times until I couldn't work any longer and I was able to get SSDI.

    I also won my second injury case recently in MO and they have not decided to appeal and it has been over 20 days as is required in my state.  I won an amount of money and an amount per week for the rest of my life.  I have not received any money yet but should within the next 30 days. This all sounds good but I would prefer to be able to work and not a crippled.

    Since I was awarded the second injury case how will this affect my SSDI?  I am receiving $638 a month for SSDI and my medicare injurance.

    Will I be able to receive the $638 from SSDI and approx. $700 a week from the second injury fund?

    I would be very appreciative if someone could help me figure this out and explain it to me.

    Thaniks in advance!

    Ps:  I was awarded SSDI in Jan. 2007 and second injury fund about a month ago, if that matters.  Also my husband helped me fight for both cases and he doesn't know the answers to my questions.

     

  • 02-02-2011 7:06 PM In reply to

    • Kivi
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    Re: Question about SSDI and Second Injury fund

    It's difficult to answer this question without a lot more info.

    Essentially, your combined payments from SSDI and workers' comp are not supposed to exceed 80% of your average predisability earnings. If they do, SSDI benefits will be reduced so that they do not. Since we have no idea as to what your average pre-disability earnings were, we have no way of knowing whether the combined benefits will or will nto exceed this 80% figure.

    All that we can suggest is that you report the award, including any back pay to SSA and see what happens.

  • 02-02-2011 9:40 PM In reply to

    • PB88
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    Re: Question about SSDI and Second Injury fund

    Thanks Kivi....I reread my post and I think I should have proof read it and done a spell check.

    Dang I thought (wishing) I would be able to make the $638 from SSDI and the full amount from the second injury fund.  I didn't think about if the second injury fund would pay me what I won and SSDI would be reduced.

    I am near 60 years old, so what happens when I am able to regular Social Security?  Will I no longer Be on SSDI but just SS like everyone else and get the full amount from both Social Security and the second injury fund?..or will there be a maximum I can draw?  I am confused about how this works.

     

    Thanks.

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