Generally, if SSA is paying the individual a full DIB benefit, then SSA will continue
to pay a full DIB benefit and not offset for receipt of Supplementary Benefits. In
situations when SSA already offsets the DIB benefit, then SSA will include the Supplementary
Benefits in the offset calculation.
Minnesota reduces its supplementary WC only when the individual receives full Social
Security benefits, i.e., DIB is not reduced due to WC offset. SSA will not offset
DIB due to the receipt of supplementary benefits when full Social Security benefits
are payable. If the individual's benefits are reduced due to the receipt of WC, including
the receipt of PP WC, the State will not reduce its supplementary WC benefits.
Individuals who receive TT or PT WC benefits of less than $25,000 may also become
entitled to supplementary benefits depending on such factors as the period of disability
or the amount of WC benefits being paid. If the NH's DIB is being offset due to the
receipt of TT or PT WC, the State cannot reduce the supplementary WC benefits. Therefore,
the supplementary benefits are subject to SSA's offset and must be figured in the
If the TT or PT WC does not cause offset (e.g., a high ACE precludes offset), the
State will reduce the supplementary payment because SSA is paying full DIB, i.e.,
DIB is not being reduced due to the receipt of WC. Thus, in this situation, the supplementary
WC benefit is not subject to SSA's offset.
NOTE: SSA's offset of supplementary WC due to the receipt of reduced DIB, i.e., DIB reduced
due to the receipt of WC, will apply only to new and pending cases adjudicated on
or after 10/1991 or previously adjudicated cases worked on or after 10/1991.