Social Security Disability Attorneys

Will SSD Replace the Work Income You’ve Lost?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is an important and respected safety net through the US government in the event you become disabled and unable to work and support your family. SSDI is intended to help provide basic needs for living and other costs for your family.

SSDI benefit eligibility is directly connected to the length of time you have worked and paid Social Security taxes on your income before you became disabled. These factors guide the calculations for how many monthly benefits you can and/or will receive. SSDI attorney Samuel E. Earley and his team can help you make the correct calculations.

Just How Much Can I Get Through SSDI?

Every worker pays into Social Security a percentage of their regular earnings. In spite of this, SSD does not work like a common retirement plan. There is an established maximum with SSDI that changes each year according to inflation, the cost of living, and other national standards. This number is known as the Federal Benefit Rate (FBR).

For example, the FBR for SSDI in 2021 is $3,148. You may receive less, depending on your work history and average income to date. The average SSD beneficiary receives about $1,310. For those in a low-income bracket, the amount of SSDI they receive may come close to replacing their work income. For others in higher earnings brackets, the number may fall significantly short.

What Can I Do If I Require More Assistance?

In cases where your SSDI benefits do not completely replace your working income, you may also qualify for other disability or assistance programs. Other needs-based federal or state aid programs that may be able to provide assistance include:

Medicare

If you are deemed eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you automatically begin receiving Medicare benefits after a 24-month qualifying period.

Food Assistance

If you qualify for SSDI and/or SSI, you likely qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) program. Check in your state for specific eligibility requirements.

HUD

Disabled persons may be able to get housing and rental assistance through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Applications can be made in your county of residence.

Where Do I Start?

Find out if your disabling condition qualifies you for Social Security Disability benefits in a free consultation with one of our skilled SSDI attorneys. Our team is dedicated to helping people just like you that need assistance because of a disabling injury or condition. You have enough to worry about – let us help you get the assistance you deserve. Call or contact us online today to schedule your free SSD consultation.

Contact Our SSDI Attorneys Today

If you believe you may qualify for SSDI and do not have an attorney, call 770-881-7171 or complete our online contact form. Our skilled SSD attorneys genuinely enjoy helping people find the help they need to live their best life. Call or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation for SSDI or SSI!