If I Get Disability from Social Security, Will This Help With Getting Disability from Workers' Compensation?
Not necessarily. Each organization that determines disability and awards benefits uses different guidelines. A person may be disabled under Social Security guidelines without being disabled under workers' compensation. The reverse is true as well. Total disability under one system does not mean automatic total disability under another. The same is true for veterans who are rendered disabled. Each system is different. You may need an attorney, personal representative or advocate to help get through the red tape.
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