Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability Insurance, and the Offset: A Fact Sheet

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 65, No. 4, 2003/2004

4 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2007

See all articles by Virginia P. Reno

Virginia P. Reno

National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)

Cecili Thompson Williams

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ishita Sengupta

National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)

Abstract

This article offers a brief summary of the workers' compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance programs. Information highlighted includes the differences between the two programs' types and terms of coverage. It compares the differing patterns in workers' compensation and Social Security disability benefits as a percentage of wages over the past few decades and considers the potential causes for such trends. The article also explains the offset provision included in the 1965 Social Security Amendments, the intention behind the offset, and how and when offsets are applied.

Keywords: workers' compensation

JEL Classification: J28

Suggested Citation

Reno, Virginia P. and Thompson Williams, Cecili and Sengupta, Ishita, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability Insurance, and the Offset: A Fact Sheet. Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 65, No. 4, 2003/2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=963482

Virginia P. Reno

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Cecili Thompson Williams

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Ishita Sengupta (Contact Author)

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