These are the benefits that are given to family members of employees (or to the person him/herself) who have worked long enough for a certain company and have now sustained a particular injury. If your job is covered by social security and your medical conditions prevent you from working for at least 12 months then you are eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI).

These benefits are usually available until a person is fit enough to gain work on a regular basis. In case where both workers’ compensation and SSDI benefits apply, a complex calculation is performed to ensure that the employee does not receive more money than he/she is entitled to.