When an injured worker receives a Whole Body Impairment Rating of 15% or greater, they are eligible for Supplemental Income Benefits. These benefits are to assist workers that have serious injuries that are unable to return to their previous type of employment. As these people try and return to the workforce, they find that they are unable to make the same income that they made prior to the compensable injury. Some even find that they must go into business for themselves to find employment. To qualify for Supplemental Income Benefits under the premise of underemployment, the worker must show that they work in a position equal to their physical capacity to work and are earning less than 80% of their pre-injury wage. If you are employed by a third party, your wages are your net income. If you are self-employed, your wages are not your gross income; your wages are your income after your expenses are taken out. To establish this, you must provide adequate information for the insurance to see the income and expenses. At the Morris Law Firm, we can help you manage your Supplemental Income Benefit case. If your insurance carrier denies a quarter of benefits, we can bill the insurance company directly (no charge to you), for the representation of that quarter. If you have any questions about your case, contact our Dallas office at (214)357-1782 or via email at email@example.com.