Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

Disability Requirements

Disability Applications

Disability Advice Tips

How long do cases take?

How to win Disability

SSD Mistakes to avoid

Disability for Mental

What if you get denied?

How to file Appeals

Disability through SSA

SSI Disability Benefits

Disability for Children

How do I qualify for it?

Working and Disability

Disability Award Notice

Disability Lawyer Q&A

Disability Conditions List

What is a disability?

Your Medical Evidence

Filing for your Disability

Disability Eligibility

SSD SSI Definitions

Recent Questions

SSDRC Disability Blog

If I get approved for SSD, how much will I receive each month?

Unlike SSI disability, which provides for an SSI maximum monthly benefit amount, the benefit amount a social security disability recipient may receive is based on their earnings record. In other words, there is no set amount.

However, according to the monthly statistical snapshot provided by the Social Security Administration, the average monthly social security disability benefit for disabled workers is currently $1166.33. If you are reading this page in a subsequent year, that amount will differ due to several reasons. One is simply that individuals on SSD get benefits according to what they earned in their work history and what they paid into the system.

However, there is a second reason for changing amounts, which are due to changes in living cost. Does the benefit amount usually increase over time? Yes, individuals who receive SSD benefits do typically receive an annual COLA, or cost of living adjustment, since SSD benefits are tied to increases in the CPI, or consumer price index. recent years cola adjustments have either been very small or in some years not at all due to low inflation as calculated by the federal government (this, despite fairly dramatic rises in the cost of basic items such as food).

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

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What medical records have to say for you to get disability
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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

How to check the status of my Social Security disability claim
To qualify for disability, what to prove
Preparation to win a disability hearing
Social Security Disability lawyers FAQ
How Much Income Can you Earn If you draw Social Security Disability?
What does Social Security Disability SSI pay, how much?
Social Security Disability Maximum back pay
Social Security Disability Claims and Medical Exams
What is qualifying for disability benefits based on?
Partial Social Security Disability SSI benefits
Filing for disability and financial help
Getting approved after a Social Security Disability Psychological exam
How long does it take to receive disability benefits after you are approved?
Does Social Security Disability Come With Medicaid Benefits?
Applying for Disability or SSI - How long does it take
Can you work if you get Social Security Disability?
Am I eligible to receive disability benefits?
What medical disabilities, conditions qualify for Disability Benefits?
How to get disability for degenerative disc disease
What mental problems qualify for disability?
Conditions that get approved for disability