How Much Can You Receive In Social Security Disability Benefits?
If you have suffered a disability and are unable to work, you probably have numerous questions about Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. One of the first questions people have in this situation involves how much they might receive every month in benefits, and whether it will be enough to cover their medical and other life expenses. It is important to realize that the process of obtaining SSD benefits is extremely complex, and you need to work with an experienced lawyer who can help you.
My name is Daniel A. Webb, an attorney serving clients throughout the area of Little Rock, Arkansas, in SSD claims and appeals of SSD denials. SSD claims are an integral part of what I call “the disability triangle,” which includes SSD, workers’ compensation and employer-provided disability benefits. I have been practicing law for over 20 years. In that time, I have learned that people are the most important part of everything I do as an attorney. I will provide you with exceptional legal counsel and remain available to you throughout your case.
I have the knowledge and experience to help you get the benefits you need
The Three Main Factors For Calculating Your SSD Benefits
When looking at how much you could receive in benefits each month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will consider:
- The severity of your disability: The process starts with a listing of ailments that are covered and categorizing the severity of those ailments. SSD covers permanent total disability, permanent partial disability, temporary total disability and temporary partial disability. These ailments and categorizations require ample medical evidence and documentation.
- Your average monthly earnings: Once your ailments are categorized, the next thing of consideration is your average monthly earnings. You will get a percentage of your average monthly earnings, looking at the highest 35 total years of learning, max, to make sure the calculation is based on the highest number possible. As of 2022, the highest maximum a disabled person could receive from SSD benefits is $4,194.
- Reductions: Once your total monthly is calculated, there could be some reductions to that total number. If, for example, you are also receiving workers’ compensation benefits, other disability benefits or a pension, these could reduce your overall monthly SSD benefits.
These are just the three high-level considerations when determining how your benefits are calculated. Each of these considerations contains nuances and multifaceted factors. And the process is extremely complicated, so make sure you work with a lawyer you trust.
Contact Daniel A. Webb, PA For The Help You Need
Do not try to handle the process of obtaining your SSD benefits alone. I will personally walk you through the entire process to make sure you get your benefits. Call me at 501-406-3720 or contact me online to discuss your case in a free initial consultation. Together, we can cover all the angles and protect your future.