The following information is provided for use in determining if the offset applies to COLA benefits due to receipt of Social Security benefits. Click to access the COLA Offset Worksheet  

The Massachusetts worker's compensation law provides for a Cost-of-Living Adjustment payment for certain WC recipients. The COLA applies to workers when have collecting benefits for a specific period of time, and is payable as long as the increase would not cause additional offset in SSA benefits.

To assist WC insurers to determine if a COLA is payable, the SSA provides disability benefit (DIB) payment information to them upon request, via the state's Form CR-28 - COLA DATA Form pdf format of f_cr28.PDF

DIB payment information requests for a worker receiving WC benefits under Massachusetts law should be sent to:

Social Security District Office
ATTN: WC Unit
10 Causeway Street, Room 148
Boston, MA 0222-1213