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Experts See Big Comp Implications in Proposed Elimination of 'Reverse Offset'

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Monday, August 21, 2017 | 1988 | 0 | 0 min read

An obscure item in President Trump’s budget would potentially have a big impact for workers’ comp payers: A proposed elimination of the so-called reverse offset in benefits for those who are receiving both work comp and Social Security Disability. In most states, if an injured worker is receiving more than 80% of pre-injury wages from the combination of workers’ comp and Social Security Disability Insurance, the SSDI benefits are reduced to bring the benefit amount below the cap. But in the reverse offset states, workers’ comp benefits are reduced rather than SSDI paym...

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Robert Grey Aug 21, 2017 04:31 AM

New York is NOT a reverse offset state, except in cases involving death benefits where the recipient is receiving Social Security survivors benefits. Since that is not the subject of the article (which relates to disability benefits), it is factually incorrect with regard to New York.

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Mark Zientz Aug 21, 2017 07:43 AM

What the article doesn't mention is that SSDI benefits are paid into half by the emplloyer and half by the employee. In some states, like Florida, 100% of the benefit is calculated into the 80% cap, when in reality, only half of the SSDI benefit should be used and is used in some of the other reverse offset states. I can't wait to see how NCCI will figure this into the next rate filing if it passes.

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Dina Padilla Aug 23, 2017 03:38 PM

Some injured workers in CA.,were given SSI NOT SSDI & the employers pay nothing in either comp benefits or half of SSDI to the injured workers.

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