How Much Can I Get In Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, the program that is based on your work credits, the amount you receive each month will be based on your average lifetime earnings before your disability began. Unlike workmen's compensation, your benefits are determined by how much you've paid in and not on how sick or impaired you are.

Most SSDI receipients receive between $300 and $2,200.  The average SSDI payment in 2013 is $1,132 and the maximum payment in 2013 is $2,533.  Less than seven percent of all SSDI receipients receive more than $2,000 per month.

Because the amount of money you may be entitled to is dependent on your lifetime earnings, it is important to periodically check your earnings history with Social Security.  You can request an earnings statement by completing the form found at  www.socialsecurity.gov/online/ssa-7050.pdf or by creating your own online account with Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more about Social Security Disability benefits and would like to talk to any attorney, please call the Law Office of Sharon J. Meyers at 816-753-3929.