Supplemental Income Benefits in Houston
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At Recalde Law Firm, PLLC, we fight for our clients’ rights to compensation. If you have been injured on-the-job and are unable to work, you may be eligible for Supplemental Income Benefits. Our Houston workers’ compensation lawyers work with you so you can understand your rights and options.
Once you have reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) and have received an Impairment Rating, you may still be eligible for Supplemental Income Benefits, or SIBs for short. SIBs can provide further financial relief if you are unable to work for an extended period of time.
How do you know if you are eligible for SIBs?
- You have received a 15% impairment rating and have not opted for a lump sum payment of your impairment income benefits
You timely submit your application for SIBs establishing one of the following:
- You cannot work in any capacity and have a medical narrative from your doctor that establishes this
- You can work light duty and have returned to work light duty, but are earning less than 80% of your average weekly wage
- You continue to suffer lasting effects from your injury and can return to work, but have not found work, but you are complying with work search efforts according to the Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’
SIBs can offer the income you need while you are unable to work, but you must make sure you are eligible. As workers’ compensation attorneys in Houston, we know the requirements for eligibility and can help you assess your options. Your compensation is our goal and we strive to help you achieve positive outcomes.
Call 832-261-0029 for your free case evaluation.
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When applying for SIBs, time is crucial. Your first application is due before your Impairment Income Benefits end, so it is important to not wait until yourIIBs are about to expire to reach out for help. If you are still unable to return to full duty work even after receiving IIBs, pursuing SIBs is the most beneficial option. We can help you apply for SIBs and make sure you meet the requirements. Remember, you must have received an impairment rating of 15% or higher to apply and must not have a lump sum of any portion of your IIBs.
Call on our firm at 832-261-0029 today.