While on light duty restrictions, my employer terminated to me because he was unable to accommodate my light duty medical restrictions. Can I receive unemployment, workers compensation, Social Security disability and my pension from work, all at the same time?
From of Georgia worker Workers Compensation perspective, the employer/insurer, will seek a credit for any unemployment you’re receiving from workers compensation.
You cannot receive unemployment and workers compensation together, unless the unemployment you are receiving is less than your workers compensation rate. In that case you can receive the difference between the two.
You cannot receive full unemployment compensation, and full workers compensation benefits, full Social Security disability benefits and your full pension from your work.
In Georgia, the workers compensation insurance carrier will receive credit for moneys you receive from unemployment. If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits you will likely not receive full benefits from them because you are receiving workers compensation benefits.
If your pension payments are made to you, that could mean that you retired or resigned from your employment meaning you may not be entitled to workers compensation because you have resigned or retired from your company.
The facts are very specific to each individual and if you have specific questions it is in your best interest to speak with a Georgia workers compensation attorney immediately for more specific answers to these questions.
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