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Offset for Workers Collecting Social Security Applies to Multiple Injuries

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, April 16, 2018 | 268 | 0 | 12 min read

The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that an insurance carrier is entitled to take a statutory offset against a worker’s permanent total disability benefits if the worker is receiving Social Security disability benefits because of one, or more, industrial injury. Case: Robinson v. Montana State Fund, No. 2016-3783, 04/06/2018, published. Facts and procedural history: Janie L. Robinson worked for South Peak Angus Ranch. She suffered a brain injury due to heat stroke in July 1996. In March 2004, she injured her back. The Montana State Fund provided comp coverage for the r...

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