Q: I got hurt on the job. I am drawing workers' compensation benefits. Can I file a claim for Social Security disability benefits now or should I wait until the workers' compensation ends?
A: You do not have to wait until the workers’ compensation ends, and you should not wait that long.
An individual can file a claim for Social Security disability benefits while receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Offset calculations are made to equalize any overpayment from either program.