Social Security Disability
Disability Benefit Amount
Social Security Disability is an insurance benefit that originates from contributions paid through regular paycheck withholdings or self-employment tax. The amount of your monthly benefit is based upon your lifetime earnings records.
Social Security offer you annual statements regarding your work history and estimated disability and retirement benefits. This brochure identifies your estimated disability benefit based upon the number of credit you have in the system. If you do not have this paperwork you may retrieve the information online at www.SSA.gov.
Upon receiving a favorable award, you become entitled to a retroactive award for the disability period prior to the hearing. However, back-pay to limited to one year from your original filing date. If your application is approved, your first Social Security disability benefits will be paid from the sixth full month after the date your disability began. The SSA pays you this benefit as a lump sum, less any amount withheld for an attorney’s contingency fee.
You are entitled to receive your monthly disability amount for as long as your remain disabled or until you begin receiving full Social Security Retirement Benefits. The amount of your monthly disability benefit is based on your average lifetime earnings. In some cases, the disability benefit may be offset by other earnings or benefits.