When you win your claim, the amount of your monthly benefit depends first on which program you are approved for SSDI or SSI. SSDI is an insurance program that relies on a claimant’s annual wages to compute a benefit. Generally, one must have worked five out of the last ten years to be eligible for SSDI. A monthly SSDI benefit does not change based on income to you or your household. SSI, on the other hand, requires both limited income and limited assets. The amount of an SSI benefit is reduced by income received by the claimant or members of their household.
When a claim is successful, a claimant will also receive an award of back benefits. Back benefits is that amount that a claimant would have received had their claim been timely approved. In the case of an SSI award, back benefits may be split up and received over time.
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It depends on which program. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can pay up to a little over $3,000 per month, but most people receive about $1,200 per month on SSDI. It depends on your income. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can pay up to $841 for an individual in 2022.
The maximum SSI benefit in 2022 is $841 per month for an individual and $1,261 for a disabled couple. The maximum SSDI in 2022 is $3,345 for an individual, but most people will receive around $1,200.
The amount of your SSI benefit depends on your household income. Social Security counts almost all of your unearned income (like pensions) and about half of your earned income to reduce the SSI you receive. The maximum SSI benefit in 2022 is $841 per month for an individual and $1,261 for a disabled couple.