How much will I receive in Social Security disability payments?

Once you are approved for Social Security disability, you will receive Social Security disability benefits beginning in the sixth full month after your disability began. Your monthly benefits will likely be directly deposited into your bank account.

What to Expect in Your Account

The amount that you receive each month is unique to you and is based on a complicated formula used by the Social Security Administration. The exact amount that you will receive will depend on your:

  • Average lifetime earnings before you became disabled
  • Other government provided disability benefits

In 2017, the average Social Security disability payment is $1,171 per month. However, it is important to note that many workers get more than or less than this average payment.

Social Security disability is not an entitlement program and your financial need should not be taken into account when determining the amount of your benefits.

Each year, the Social Security Administration considers cost of living adjustments according to a specific formula. Thus, at the beginning of each calendar year you may (or may not) see a small increase in your monthly deposits.

Make Sure You Get the Social Security Disability Benefits You Deserve

Our firm's payment department exists solely to ensure the accurate payment of benefits to our clients. Many other law firms discontinue their services after you have won your case, but Morgan & Weisbrod continues to help clients even after claims are approved. We make sure that any benefits payable to you are computed and paid correctly.

We understand that your Social Security disability payments are important to you, that you’ve earned them, and that you depend upon them. Thus, we will do everything we can to help you get your initial application for Social Security disability benefits approved, to help you win an appeal if your application has been wrongly denied, and to make sure that you get the fair monthly benefits to which you are legally entitled.

To learn more about your rights, please download a free copy of our report, Social Security Disability: What You Need to Know.

Carl M. Weisbrod
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Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law