Scranton Workers Comp Lawyers

Date: May 24, 2012

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, namely, unemployment benefits, severance benefits, pension benefits, and Social security retirement benefits. The  unemployment and severance offset is dollar for dollar. Ragarding 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.

If you’ve suffered a work injury and have questions about your claim, contact me at or call (570) 347-1011 for a free consultation.



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. 



Tom Cummings
Thomas P. Cummings has been a Partner with Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP since 1996 and has been with the firm since 1991. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability and personal injury cases.