Your medical ailment qualifies you for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. As a disabled worker, you and your family need this money, and the government approved your application.
The months-long process of applying for the benefits, waiting to hear about an outcome have ended. Now, you wonder just how much in monthly benefits that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has OK’d for you.
The more you paid to SSA, the more you receive
Disabled workers who received SSD benefits received an average amount of $1,277 in 2020. Male workers who qualified for benefits got 22% more per month than female workers, receiving $1,404 compared with $1,149.
Below is the breakdown of disabled workers by age group and the average monthly SSD benefits amount each received in 2020:
- Ages 25 and under: $701, men; $681, women
- Ages 25 to 29: $808, men; $799, women
- Ages 30 to 34: $922, men; $879, women
- Ages 35 to 39: $1,030, men; $970, women
- Ages 40 to 44: $1,126, men; $1,046, women
- Ages 45 to 49: $1,231, men; $1,094, women
- Ages 50 to 54: $1,332, men; $1,131, women
- Ages 55 to 59: $1,439, men; $1,165, women
- Ages 60 to 64: $1,569, men; $1,213, women
- Ages 65 to full retirement age: $1,634, men; $1,239, women
As you see, the numbers vary. The reason for the discrepancy is that the SSD benefits a person receives have connections with his or her work earnings history along with the amount of time they spent in the workplace paying into the Social Security system.
Crucial no matter what amount
SSD benefits are crucial for any person and their family no matter what amount. Disabled workers need these benefits to help them provide for their families, pay outstanding bills and medical expenses. It is a helping hand for workers who may be disabled for at least a year.