If you work around piers, docks, wharves, and port terminals, you may be covered by longshore & harbor workers’ comp.
The Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, which created these benefits, is a federal law that gives you even greater protection than jobs covered by state workers’ comp.
An insurance company for your employer pays for benefits, such as these:
The requirements to get benefits are that you were injured on the job in a qualifying type of maritime occupation.
The process of filing for benefits is overseen by the U.S. Department of Labor. Disability benefits, meanwhile, are run by a different part of the federal government, the Social Security Administration (SSA).
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These are the basics of the Social Security Disability program:
Social Security Disability and longshore benefits are two hard-to-navigate programs established by the federal government.
While workers’ comp benefits should begin quickly after your injury, approval for your Social Security Disability benefits can take a long time.
But it’s a good idea to apply for disability because benefits last as long as you can’t work, up to retirement age. Workers’ comp benefits often end before then.
If your longshore benefits end, Social Security would raise you what you get in disability benefits to the full amount.
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