Posts Tagged ‘benefits’

Social Security Disability Insurance Program

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program was established in 1956 and is an earned benefit funded through payroll taxes. More than 8 million Americans depend on SSDI funds for support. The SSDI program provides security and access to health care through Medicare for individuals who can not work due to severe physical or mental disabilities. If you have medical conditions that prevent you from working, then you need to apply for SSDI benefits as you have paid for this benefit and have earned the right to collect your benefits.

By James W. Nuebel
Florida Social Security Disability Attorney

Social Security Disability Benefits

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

This article will provide some basic information regarding Social Security disability benefits. Claimants may receive benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

If approved for SSDI benefits the amount an individual receives depends on how much the claimant has worked and earned in the past; for disabled widow’s and widower’s benefits the amount depends on how much the late spouse worked and earned in the past; for disabled adult child benefits the amount depends on how much the parent worked and earned in the past.

The benefits are fairly modest as the average SSDI benefit for a claimant is about $1,148 per month and for a family about $1,943 per month in 2014.

If approved for SSI benefits the maximum benefit is $721 per month in 2014 less any other income or if living with someone who does not charge rent. The average SSI benefit is about $509 per month for an individual.

James W. Nuebel
Florida Social Security Attorney