Will your retirement affect your entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits?

November 7, 2014 | Mark Newman, Ohio Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist

Post-Retirement Temporary Total Compensation – Ohio Supreme Court Rules “No”

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In a recent case before the Ohio Supreme court, it issued an unanimous opinion ruling that “when a claimant voluntarily retires from the workforce following an injury, he or she becomes ineligible for a new period of temporary total disability while recovering from a post-retirement surgery.” This case involved the Ohio Industrial Commission. The Supreme Court upheld the denial of temporary total compensation, stating: “Because temporary-total-disability compensation is intended to compensate an injured worker for loss of earnings while the industrial injury heals, a claimant who is no longer part of the workforce can have no lost earnings.”

This case is fact specific and it was found that the injured worker was not entitled to temporary total compensation because several years earlier he began receiving social security retirement benefits.  If you are planning to retire, you should contact a workers’ compensation attorney to discuss if your retirement will affect your entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits.

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What Happens To Your Disability Payments When You Reach Full Retirement Age?

October 28, 2014 | Mark L. Newman, Workers’ Comp and SSD Lawyer

If you are approaching full retirement age you are probably wondering what’s going to happen to your disabilitySoc Sec Crad benefits.

The short answer is, there will be some transitions. However you may not be aware they are happening.

There are a series of program changes and paperwork that happen in the background at the Social Security Office. Your payments will be transitioned from your current program into the post retirement age program. Also known as the SSA’s Retirement Program. This will automatically happen and your payments should consider as normal.

In the case of Social Security Disability Insurance, it is sometimes possible for survivors, widows, children, grandchildren, and other family members to be eligible to receive the income of a disabled family member who is now unable to care for, or support them.

If you have seen a change in your own benefits, or those that you receive in relation to a loved one? We encourage you to speak to a licensed Social Security Disability attorney who has handled claims and adjustments for people just like you.

Our attorneys are here to listen to your situation, understand your daily challenges, and answer with direct, educated advice specific to your matter. It doesn’t matter what stage you are in, if you’ve been denied benefits, or need help requesting changes, we’ll be happy to speak to you.

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