Social Security Disability
Applying for Duty Disability and Social Security Benefits
Some first responders have the ability to apply for both PERA or MSRS Duty Disability benefits and Social Security benefits. There are different criteria for these different types of benefits and you may be eligible for both depending on how… Read more »
Evidence of PERA Duty Disability Payments Are Inadmissible at Trial
In cases where Minnesota police officers or firefighters are injured in the line of duty through the fault of a third-party, typically a suspect or the driver of another vehicle, then he or she has a separate cause of action against the… Read more »
Are PERA and MSRS Duty Disability Benefits Collateral Sources?
Police officers or firefighters who sustain injuries in the line of duty with a third-party civil claim component to their claims, may be faced with the question if PERA and MSRS Duty Disability benefits should be offset from their wage loss recovery…. Read more »
Can I Receive Social Security Disability (SSDI) and MN Workers’ Compensation Benefits at the Same Time?
People who sustain serious injuries at work in Minnesota may be eligible for BOTH workers’ compensation wage loss benefits and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. In other cases, a work injury in combination with other non-work related medical conditions may qualify… Read more »
Does Workers’ Compensation Affect My Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) Benefits?
Under some circumstances, Minnesota workers’ compensation claimants may also be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI). Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) must be taken into consideration in settling a workers’ compensation claim. Under the Social Security rules, the total amount of your… Read more »