Pensacola, FL asked in Workers' Compensation for Florida

Q: Why would workers comp ask me to sign a release giving them access to my social security records?

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Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: There may be a situation where there would be an offset between work comp payments and social security payments. Work comp might also be looking into your medical history, to which they're entitled, to determine what conditions you used as a basis for social security benefits or to determine if you have pre-existing conditions, which they may then use to deny further medical care to you. They may also want to know if you have Medicare or Medicaid, which could affect any future settlements. I'd highly recommend that you consult with an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida, and who regularly handles workers' compensation cases.

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