The Worker's Compensation and Public Disability Benefit (WC/PDB) provision only applies to disability annuitants. If you are not filing for a disability annuity, you can skip this section.
The Tier 1 component of your disability annuity may be reduced if you are receiving WC benefits or certain PDBs. The WC benefits that affect your annuity are those payments made to you by a Federal or State worker's compensation insurance law for a work-related injury or disease you may have. The PDBs that may affect your annuity are those payments made to you by a Federal, State or local government based on employment that is not entirely covered by the Social Security (SS) Act.
Generally, when 85 percent or more of the period of service for a Federal, State, or local government is covered under the SS Act, a PDB based on that service paid by Federal, State or local plan will not cause a reduction. Also, payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs will not cause a reduction.
Military service disability pensions based entirely on active duty before 1957 will cause a PDB reduction.
If you receive WC or a PDB based on any employment from a Federal, State, or local government that was not covered under the SS Act, you must submit proof of the amounts and effective dates of your WC or PDB.