For reverse offset to apply the individual must first be entitled to both DIB and
PT WC. The individual must then be eligible for a DWRF payment.
If the DIB payable after offset plus the PT WC exceeds the DWRF guaranteed amount,
then the individual is not eligible to receive a DWRF payment, reverse offset does not apply and SSA will perform the offset.
If the DIB payable after offset plus the PT WC is less than the DWRF guaranteed amount,
then the individual is eligible for a DWRF payment, reverse offset does apply and SSA will not perform the offset.
NOTE: The Ohio Industrial Commission uses the original declared amount of WC (i.e., the
gross LS amount before any reductions for attorney fees or medical expenses) in determining
entitlement to DWRF. If a Lump Sum Advance (LSA) was paid, then use the declared rate
awarded prior to the LSA.
To determine the correct offset apply the DWRF guarantee formula.
Use the first month that the individual is entitled to both DIB and PT WC as the starting
month to begin calculations.
Determine the amount of DIB that will be payable after WC offset.
NOTE: When calculating the DIB after offset include all WC for the month, not just PT
WC. The DIB after offset will be the amount that SSA will actually pay for the month
if offset is imposed)
Add the monthly PT WC rate to the DIB benefit payable for the month.
Compare this amount to the guaranteed amount for the starting month. Refer to the
chart in DI 52120.195C. in this section.
If DIB + PT WC is less than the guaranteed amount:
Remove the offset effective with the starting month. Do not verify the amount of DWRF
as this is no longer material. Complete the Ohio Data Sheet and mail it to the address shown on the bottom of the form. For exhibit of Ohio data
sheet, go to the GLPSC Technician’s Page by clicking
here under heading SCPS/CA then WC/PDB:, select Ohio BWC Printout and go to page 16.
If DIB + PT WC is more than the guaranteed amount:
Impose offset and continue to perform the calculation for any month where there is
a change in the WC rate, DIB amount payable, or the guaranteed amount. If the amount
at any point becomes less than the guaranteed amount, then remove offset. If offset
is removed it will never be imposed again.