SSDI & Workers comp 80% rule

I know that a person collecting both SSDI & WC benefits are limited to a total of 80% of prior monthy earnings. If a person has been awarded SSDI benefits and then sometime into the future is awarded WC lump sum (back benefits + interest) how is that calculated as far as SSDI goes. Do they count the total amount towards the 80% or do they deduct the attys fee and then apply (or break down the balance into the # of months SSDI was recieved) and see if the person is over the 80%? What if there were benefits also paid to children by SSA. This is confusing.

Updated : July 10, 2011 by Guest

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Social Security disability and workers' compensation

July 10, 2011 by David Luhman

Disability payments from private sources, such as private pension or insurance benefits, do not affect your Social Security disability benefits.

However, workers' compensation and other public disability benefits may reduce your Social Security benefits.

See here for details :

http://ssa.gov/pubs/10018.html