Frequently Asked Questions: Benefits & Qualifying
How Much Does SSDI Pay Every Month?
If you are approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefits, how much you are entitled to will depend on a number of factors including your “PIA” or Primary Insurance Amount.
Those claimants with very high past earnings can receive the maximum monthly PIA, which is $2,861 (as of January 2019). Most claimants, however, will receive a lower amount based on their past earnings, with the average PIA being $1,173 (again, as of January, 2019).
Depending on the circumstances of your claim, you may also be eligible for “back pay” and/or “retroactive benefits.”
Other Benefits & Qualifying FAQs:
- How Does The SSA Determine Disability?
- When Do Disability Insurance Benefits Start?
- How Much Will I Get Every Month?
- Once Approved, Do Benefits Ever Stop?
- Do I Need to Be A U.S. Citizen / Taxpayer to Be Eligible for SSDI?
- Can Spouses or Children Get Disability Benefits?
- Can I Still Work and Receive Disability Benefits?
- What Is the Work Incentive Program / Trial Work Period?
- What is the Social Security “Red Book”?
- Can I Get Medicare or Medicaid with SSDI and SSI?
- What’s the Difference Between Back Pay and Retroactive Benefits?
- Do I Need an Advocate?
- How Do Advocates Like Citizens Disability Help Me?