Social Security Disability Definitions
Social Security Disability and SSI Overview
The Requirements for Disability
Social Security Disability and SSI Applications
Tips and Advice for Disability Claims
How long does Disability take?
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Disability Denial
Disability Denials and Filing Appeals
Social Security Mental Disability Benefits
Disability Benefits offered through Social Security
Benefits through SSI disability
Disability Benefits for Children
Disability Qualifications and How to Qualify
Social Security Disability and Working
Winning your Disability Benefits
Social Security Back Pay and the disability award notice
Disability Lawyers and Hiring an Attorney
Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions
What is considered a Disabling condition by Social Security?
Social Security Disability SSI and Medical Evidence
Filing for Disability Benefits
Eligibility for Disability Benefits
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How is my social security disability benefit calculated ?
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Your disability benefit amount is determined via an earnings-based computation. For example, if an individual has worked very little or has been self employed (specifically, engaged in self employment and reporting no profit or a small profit) their social security disability benefit amount may be small.
Since an individual's work activity and earnings can directly affect how much their disability benefit amount may be, it is especially important for self-employed individuals to report their income. A failure to do so may lead to an unexpected (perhaps expected) disappointment in the event that a person becomes sick or injured and, as a result, unable to work.
To learn what you may potentially receive in disability benefits in the event that you need to file for disability and are subsequently approved, you may contact social security using the toll free line or by calling a local office.
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