How Much Will Social Security Disability Pay?
It is an important question: “How much will my monthly checks be if I qualify for Social Security Disability benefits?” At the Adler Firm, PLLC, our experienced lawyers and staff deal with this question every day as we help people apply for benefits and appeal claim denials.
Experience to Answer All Your Key Questions About Eligibility and Benefits
Whether you meet the criteria for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), an attorney at our firm can answer your key questions and help you through the application or appeal process. Generally speaking:
- The value of your benefits as someone who worked and paid into the system before becoming disabled will depend on how long you worked and your earnings. These are also factors in determining benefits for a surviving dependent.
- SSI benefits — available to disabled adults and children without a significant recent work history, income or assets — are set at the federal level each year. For 2010, federal SSI benefits were $674 monthly per individual and $1,011 for a couple. Michigan has historically added a “state supplement” which could increase those benefits.
Equally important to the question, “How much will Social Security Disability pay?” are others such as:
- How long will my benefits continue?
- Since it can take months or years to get through the application process and begin receiving checks, will I get “back-due” benefits once I am approved?
We Have Recovered Substantial Back-Due Benefits for Many People in Michigan
We are versed in all aspects of Social Security law. Again, generally speaking, benefits can begin once you have been disabled for five full months, and they can continue as long as you are unable to work. As for back-due benefits, most clients we win cases for receive substantial lump sums for the period between becoming disabled and approval of their claim.
No one should assume they will receive benefits. Working with a proven attorney in the application phase can greatly improve your chances. If you have been denied benefits in the metro Detroit area, Traverse City, or elsewhere in Michigan, we will provide a free initial consultation and “no-win, no-fee” representation if you have a valid case.