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How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
Disability Requirements, Disability Status
How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay

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. But...in 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).








Essential Questions

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What kind of Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?

Receiving a Disability Award Letter

Conditions Social Security will recognize as a disability

Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI

Applying for disability in your state



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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








For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.