Social Security disability benefits could be your only source of income if you are too disabled to work. As a result, it is important to understand how these benefits work, how to apply for benefits, and how much your benefits will likely be worth. A Los Angeles Social Security Disability benefits lawyer can answer these questions and many more.
How Much are Social Security Disability Benefits Worth?
If you are approved to receive Social Security Disability benefits, the amount of monthly income that you are provided by the Social Security Administration will vary depending upon whether you receive benefits through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
If you receive income through SSI, the maximum amount of monthly income you will receive in 2018 is $750 monthly, up from $735 monthly in 2018, according to the Social Security Administration. For couples, the maximum SSI benefit is $1,125 monthly up from $1,103 per month. If you receive income through SSDI, your benefit will be based upon your wages while you were working so the amount can vary greatly among different disabled workers.
The Social Security Administration indicates that the average benefit for all disabled workers in 2018 will be $1,197. However, many people who have earned higher incomes and who receive SSDI benefits could receive significantly more than this average.
A Los Angeles Disability benefits lawyer can provide assistance to those who are determining which benefits programs they are eligible for and how much income they will receive. To find out more about how our legal team can help you to maximize your benefits, give us a call today.