The more you earned, the more you paid into Social Security, so the larger your disability benefit will be.
Tanya in Del Mar, California asks “If I am found eligible for Social Security Disability benefits in San Diego, how much can I expect to receive each month?”
For Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, the amount you receive will be based on your work history (how many years you have been working) and how much money you earned (and how much money you paid in required Social Security payroll deductions). The more you earned, the more you paid into Social Security, so the larger your disability benefit will be.
The amount you receive each month can range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Every year, you should receive a statement from the Social Security Administration that shows how much money you would receive if you were to qualify for SSDI benefits. If the amount that you qualify for is less than the amount available for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), then you might be able to qualify for SSI in addition to SSDI.
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