[I Am Receiving Workers' Compensation Benefits - Should I Wait To Apply?
Your receipt of workers' compensation benefits will not affect your eligibility for Social Security benefits. Thus, you should not wait to apply. However, you should consider consulting with an attorney prior to applying as your receipt of workers' compensation benefits may reduce or eliminate the Social Security disability payment you would otherwise receive.]
[When you apply for social security disability benefits, the claims representative should ask you if you are receiving worker's compensation. If she or he does not mention it, be sure to bring it up. You will likely be asked to provide a worker's compensation pay stub and/or a Notice of Compensation Payable. ]