Re: Subsequent Injury Fund/SSDI Benefits
There may be an offset to your SIBTF benefits, they can claim credit for the amount you receive from SSDI.
Here's a good blog on this topic.
SIF is entitled to will claim credit similar to SSDI Social Security Disability as a percentage of SSDI that is related to the pre-existing PD.
The formula is (Overall disability % (combined pre-existed PD and Subsequent injury PD) Less Industrial % of disability = Offset % Multiplies Social Security Disability Monthly Amount = Offset Amount. (Combined % – WC PD = % x SSDI benefits = offset). The SSDI credit will end once the worker reaches retirement age and the SSDI benefit converts to retirement benefits. Calculating the Social Security credit can be rather complex. To properly assess the credit four things need to be known:
The date of entitlement to SSDI benefits and the beginning date of these benefits;
Dates and amount of changes in monthly SSDI benefits after deductions;
If SSDI benefits have been terminated, the date reason for the termination must be known; and
The date of entitlement of Retirement. This information should be obtained from the Social Security Administration.
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