How much can I get in Social Security Disability in Texas?
Both SSD and SSI are federally administered programs. That being the case, there is no distinct difference between what a person can receive in the state of Texas versus other states.
If you file for SSI in Texas and your claim is approved, you can potentially receive the maximum SSI monthly benfit. This amount is subject to change each year and the current amount can be seen on this page: How much does Social Security Disability or SSI pay?
Bear in mind, however, that not everyone actually receives the full SSI amount. If you live with someone and receive SSI (and this is often the case since SSI is not enough to live on for most individuals), Social Security will calculate your share of household expenses and reduce the monthly benefit accordingly. This page illustrates this: SSI regulations concerning living arrangements and shared household expenses.
Common questions about filing for disability in Texas
If you file for SSDI (Social Security Disability insurance) in Texas and are approved, then your monthly SSDI benefit will be based on what you have paid into the system over the course of your work history. While Social Security states that the maximum SSDI benefit is approximately $2400, in reality very few individuals get even close to this amount. The average amount that is received is currently about $1200 per month.
Bear in mind also, however, that it is not uncommon for receipients to receive far less than this per month, even as little as $300 as a monthly benefit.
About the Author: Tim Moore is a former Social Security Disability Examiner in North Carolina, has been interviewed by the NY Times and the LA Times on the disability system, and is an Accredited Disability Representative (ADR) in North Carolina. For assistance on a disability application or Appeal in NC, click here.
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