I was injured on the job. After I became injured workers’ compensation delayed paying me for three months. During that time I needed money to pay my bills so I filed for unemployment benefits and got them. Once I started getting workers’ compensation benefits I was told workers’ compensation does not have pay the full amount and they get credit for the money I was paid by unemployment, is that correct?
Workers’ compensation will receive credit from any source of income you have, so yes they will get credit for the unemployment benefits you receive and then they will pay you the difference. If your unemployment runs out or is stopped you should notify workers’ compensation immediately so you can obtain the full amount of your benefits promptly.
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Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers compensation attorney, serving Chatham, Effingham, Bryan, Bulloch, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Wayne, Glynn, Camden, Brantley, Appling, Tattnall counties , who provides free information to the injured and the families of injured workers. Visit tywilsonlaw.com to order his FREE Georgia workers compensation “Special Reports” and to read his many articles and to watch his videos.
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