SSDI payments, or disability payments, are handled by the Social Security Administration. Of the 70 million with benefits, 12% see SSDI.
Disability is handled by the federal government and disability payments are calculated individually.
You need to meet the legal definition of a disability set by the SSA, not just what a doctor says.
How much can you get in SSDI?
Disability payments are made monthly to qualifying beneficiaries.
The average benefit was worth $1,358.30 each month in 2021.
In Dec. of 2021 85% of recipients saw less than $2,000 each month.
The maximum benefit for 222 was $3,345 each month.
What you’ve paid in Social Security taxes and the age you become disabled have a direct impact on what you’ll be paid in SSDI.
Your average indexed monthly earnings are calculated followed by what you’ll receive for benefits using a formula.
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