If you have been injured at work and are collecting wage loss benefits under the Pa. Workers Compensation Act, your right to benefits may be reduced by receipt of other forms of benefits. For example, your workers compensation benefits may be reduced if you also receive unemployment benefits, severance benefits, pension benefits, and Social Security retirement benefits. The unemployment and severance offset is dollar for dollar. Regarding pension payments, the employer is given a credit to the extent that the pension was funded by the employer. With respect to Social Security retirement , or “old age” benefits, 50% of the benefits shall be credited.
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Disclaimer: The above article is for instructive purposes only and each case is fact sensitive. Consultation with an attorney should be obtained instead of reliance upon the legal issues discussed in this column.