I have an ongoing Worker's Compensation case in California in which I have been receiving WC benefits since November of 2007. This case is not yet settled. I've exhausted my CA State Disability benefits some time ago. I've been seen and treated by a Psychaiatrist and also by a Mental Health counselor since 2008. With the testing and scoring of two QME's, my disability rate is at a 93% disability. Am I eligible to receive both Worker's Compensation benefits as well as my Social Security Disability benefits before my my Worker's Compensation case is settled? In other words, if I apply for my Social Security benefits, will it effect my Worker's Compensation case in any way?