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Average Indexed Monthly Income (AIME) to Calculate Your Social Security Disability benefits

Average Indexed Monthly Income (AIME) to Calculate Your Social Security Disability benefits

Disability claims taken either under SSI or SSDI use the same criteria for medical evaluation. Read more on that here. However, what you receive under each program depends solely on how much Social Security Taxes you paid under your wages. The Social Security Administration, SSA uses two basic formulas to calculate your SSDI benefits. The SSA uses ...

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What is Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) for SSDI?

What is Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) for SSDI?

In addition to the medical requirements, medical records, physicians testimonies and enough work credits for AIME, you need to be unable to perform sufficient work under substantial gainful activity to be eligible for disability benefits. The SSA evaluates whether you are able to work enough work hours if you are currently working or not. If you ar...

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How to determine what you’ll receive in Social Security Benefits

how to determine your social security benefits

According to a report by the Insured Retirement Institute, a majority of baby boomer are either underprepared or worse unprepared for their retirement – means they have nothing to fall back on for retirement. This is where the Social Security comes in. Social Security Program is very important for the US senior citizens. From contributing 1/3rd of ...

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