Work Injury- Wage Loss Benefit Offsets

Date: June 5, 2014

If you are receiving workers compensation (WC) benefits, and your injury occurred after 6/24/96, your wage loss benefits may be reduced by the following:

•Unemployment Compensation (UC) benefits (offset is on the net amount of UC benefits received);
•Severance benefits (if the severance benefits are paid by employer directly liable for the payment of WC benefits);
•Pension benefits (To the extent the pension was funded by the employer);
•50% of Social Security retirement (“old age”) benefits.
If you’ve been injured on the job and have questions about your claim, contact me at or call 570-347-1011 fro a free consultation.
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.