Social Security Disability provides compensation to people incapable of working, if they meet certain requirements. In opposition, workers’ compensation involves a work-related injury that renders the injured employee disabled in some way. The requirements for each program differ, but one major distinction is that to receive workers’ compensation, an individual’s disability must result from a work-related injury or from an occupational disease. Social Security Disability, on the other hand, provides compensation to people incapable of working, regardless of if they were injured on the job.
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