You need the peace of mind and the particular income to make sure you live a peaceful life after retirement. Retirement itself is a huge financial decision, and if you are someone with a disability or have to support a disabled dependent then you might as well have to make sure you get the best out of social security disability.
What you will get from social security disabilit?
Your social security disability payments will depend largely on:
- How much you earned while contributing to the program
- How long you worked
- What age you are when you start receiving the benefits
Because it is such a unique process, each person's benefits will solely depend on his own wages, Average Indexed Monthly Earnings, AIME and Primary Insurance Amount, PIA.
Another factor likely to affect your benefits amount would be when you decide to get your retirement benefits or pension amount. If your pension is linked to your social security then you might want to consult a Social Security Attorney directly for best tips and way of filing the applications so your retirement benefits do not end up being the reason of a large cut through your social security benefits payments.
With that said, here is a good news. The Social Security Administration adjusts the social security payments in various programs, that is the SSI, SSDI, Medicaid etc according to the inflation rates that affect the Cost of Living. The Cost of Living Adjustment, COLA, has thus laid the way for a 2.8% increase in the social security payments in 2019. The increased payments on your calculated PIA amounts and if you are receiving SSI, both will be put in effect from January 2019.