If your claim has been denied or the insurance company determines that you are ineligible to receive compensation, you may qualify for State Disability Insurance. You may not receive both workers’ compensation benefits and State Disability Insurance at the same time, unless you receive a rate differential. Workers’ compensation benefits and State Disability Insurance weekly rates are calculated differently. Sometimes SDI’s rate is more than your workers’ compensation weekly rate. In this case you are entitled to receive the difference in pay rate. For example, if you would receive $800 from SDI and you would receive $500 a week from the workers’ compensation insurance company, the difference would be $300. Therefore, you would receive $500 from the workers’ compensation insurance company and $300 from SDI to bring to the $800.
It is important to have a Pleasanton work injury attorney through this process. We make sure your health and right are taken care of at Cramer & Martinez, LLP .