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Can you collect worker comp. payments and retire at the same time.

New York, NY |

my husband needs fusion on three dics from a work injury. his 59 and the dr. does not want him to return to work do to there is no light duty. will worker comp drop his payments because he retire while getting paid by worker comp. besides we can't make it with what worker comp is paying us. we need the extra income. or i will loose my house. his been doing the same job for 28 yrs.

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Attorney answers 1


In Massachusetts, and I would presume on this issue NY is the same, his status at his place of work does not interfere with his receipt of workers' compensation benefits.