Re: Aww Purposes when You Earn Way Above the $978
The total between your comp and SSDI can't exceed 80% of your post injury wages.
I am not sure what the 80% thing is you mentioned,
Applicable Limit (Maximum Amount of Benefits)
The applicable limit is the higher of either:
80% of the worker's pre-injury income, called “average current earnings,” or
the total amount of SSDI received by all of the members of the recipient's family in the first month that worker’s compensation is received, called the “total family benefit.”
For most SSDI recipients, the 80% of earnings figure will be higher, and Social Security will use that figure in the offset calculation.
How Workers’ Compensation And Other Disability Payments May Affect Your Benefit
Hard time finding a job and the 80% rule have nothing to do with qualifying for SSDI.
Have you applied for Social Security Disability? Here something to read. It may help. From what you indicate you may have a hard time finding work, and with your weekly salary you will fall with the 80% pay rule for SSD.
You have to be found totally disabled to qualify for SSDI, this poster hasn't even reached MMI yet let alone found to be totally disabled.
You can't post links to lawyers websites, I removed the spam links.
Check your PMs.
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