Besides workers’ compensation benefits, can I get any other financial assistance?
Yes, in addition to workers' compensation benefits, you may be eligible for other types of benefits.
In addition to workers' compensation benefits, you may be eligible for other types of assistance.Other types of assistance may be available:
* State Disability Insurance (SDI) or, in some cases, unemployment insurance (UI) benefits paid by the
Employment Development Department (EDD) when workers* compensation payments are delayed or
denied. (You should file a claim for SDI or UI benefits if you are not working because of your injury, in
case there is a problem with your workers* compensation claim. Make sure to tell the EDD about your
workers* compensation claim.)
* Social Security disability benefits paid by the US Social Security Administration (SSA) for total disability (these benefits may be reduced by workers* compensation payments that you receive).
* Benefits offered by employers and unions, such as sick leave, group health insurance, long-term
disability insurance (LTD), and salary continuation plans.
* A claim or lawsuit if your injury was caused by someone other than your employer.
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