The Social Security Administration offers financial support to individuals who are unable to work due to a disabling condition of any kind. However, securing this type of support could be difficult because the application process is complex, and many initial applications come back denied. One common question people have regarding the disability process is how much they may get from the SSA each month.
The amount of disability benefits per month
There are several factors that could affect the amount one may get from the Social Security Administration. From a California applicant’s work history to the type of benefits he or she is getting, the amount of benefits differs on a case-by-case basis. When calculating the amount of Social Security Disability Insurance payments, the SSA will consider the number of years the applicant worked while paying certain payroll taxes.
The average SSDI/SSI payment is just over $1,300 per month. The SSA will look at the applicant’s number of covered years and earnings between the age of 22 and the year before the individual became disabled. The severity of one’s disability does not affect the amount of benefits he or she will receive.
Seeking the maximum benefits
Anyone seeking disability benefits from the SSA will benefit from the assistance of an experienced California attorney. Having guidance when applying for SSDI/SSI benefits allows one to effectively pursue the maximum amount of support available to him or her. Before applying, it may help to seek an assessment of the individual case during which one can learn more about eligibility requirements and potential payment amounts.