Category: Income Benefits


Will the workers’ compensation insurer send me a 1099 or W-2?

You will not receive a W2 for workers’ comp because workers’ compensation benefits are not taxable income for the vast majority of injured workers. That means that the workers’ compensation insurer will not send you tax forms accounting for any weekly TTD (temporary total disability) checks or settlement funds from the previous year. Because workers’  … Read more

Will I get a 1099 for my workers’ compensation benefits from last year?

You will not get a 1099 for workers’ comp because workers’ compensation benefits are, in general, not taxable income in Georgia. Per IRS Publication 525, Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits in Georgia are not subject to income tax.  Neither are Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits and Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits. So, there will be  … Read more

How much can I get in pain and suffering from my workers’ compensation claim in Georgia?

Unfortunately, you cannot get compensation from workers’ comp for pain and suffering if you are hurt at work in Georgia. Even though a work-related injury can cause you a lot of physical pain and emotional suffering, workers’ comp claims are different than other types of injury claims and what you can seek in compensation is  … Read more

Can I get workers’ compensation benefits from jail?

In Georgia, an injured worker may continue to receive workers’ compensation benefits when in jail after an arrest while awaiting trial. However, they will not be able to continue receiving them when incarcerated after a conviction. Temporary total disability (TTD),  temporary partial disability (TPD) and permanent partial disability (PPD) are no longer options once the  … Read more

I’m an undocumented worker without a social security number. Can I get workers’ comp in Georgia?

No matter the term you use, illegal aliens, illegal immigrants, undocumented immigrants or undocumented workers, Georgia courts have ruled that undocumented workers are entitled to workers’ comp benefits. Why does workers comp cover undocumented workers? Workers’ compensation coverage comes via a contract with an insurance provider that includes employees of a qualifying employer. If that  … Read more

How much disability can I get for my Atlanta workers’ compensation claim?

Workers’ comp pay in Georgia is usually two-thirds of your average weekly salary, depending  on how much you make and when your accident occurred. However, there are caps on the pay. You will only receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage if the payment is not more than $675.00 per week. Being on workers’ comp  … Read more

What are VA Disability Benefits?

VA disability benefits are a monthly tax-free payment to veterans. They are paid to veterans who are determined by the VA to be disabled by an injury or illness that was incurred or aggravated during active military service. Veterans disability benefits are available for physical conditions, like a chronic illness or injury, and mental health  … Read more

What is VA Disability Back Pay?

VA disability back pay is the money owed to a veteran from the effective date of their claim to the date they were granted benefits.  The VA uses the term retroactive benefits for back pay. It is a lump sum payment for benefits covering the period from the effective date of the claim until the  … Read more

If my job fires me because I was hurt at work, can I get workers’ comp? What about unemployment?

Can you be fired while on workers’ comp in Georgia? Although an employer in Georgia cannot fire you for filing a workers’ comp claim, they can fire you for any other reason while you are receiving workers’ comp benefits. That said, proving you were fired because of your workplace injury can be difficult, as many  … Read more