Vanderbilt Law Review

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Recently, concern has been expressed that the federal disability insurance program may expand and engulf state workmen's compensation systems; legislation aimed at eliminating this possibility has been introduced in Congress. The authors attempt in this article to shed some light on the controversy; after describing the various disability protection programs, they turn to a detailed discussion of the overlap, interrelationship, and differences between the protection offered by the federal social security and state workmen's compensation programs. They conclude by discussing the arguments which can be made both for and against an "offset" provision in the social security law.