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If I am unable to return to work after my New York State work related injury, can I apply for Social Security Disability?

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Yes. Workers' compensation and Social Security cases work well together. The injured worker can receive both workers' compensation benefits and Social Security benefits. The Social Security Administration will be aware of the workers' compensation case and money received.

The Social Security Administration requires the injured worker to be unable to work for 12 consecutive months before it reviews his or her claim for disability benefits. The attorney will review your claim and injuries associated with the workers' compensation case. The attorney will also review other non-work-related medical or mental health conditions, which may play a part in your inability to return to work. The workers' compensation medical reports will be submitted to the Social Security Administration. The attorney will contact other treating doctors to obtain completed forms that are necessary to document additional disabilities.

The process is long and difficult to manage on your own. Having an attorney representing you in these matters allows the case to run smoothly and efficiently.

Disclaimer: The answer is intended to be for informational purposes only. It should not be relied on as legal advice, nor construed as a form of attorney-client relationship.

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