Question: If I am collecting worker's compensation benefits, may I also receive Social Security Disability Benefits?
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Answer: Possibly. Even if you are receiving worker’s compensation benefits, you should still file for Social Security Disability Benefits as soon as you are injured. This can reduce any time gap between the end of worker's compensation and the beginning of disability benefits. It may be possible to collect both worker's compensation and disability benefits at the same time depending on your state. These benefits may also offset the other to a certain extent. A qualified Social Security Disability attorney would be able to clarify the laws regarding this in your state.