If you have a medical condition that prevents you from being able to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability. Applying for SSD benefits can be scary as it is a complicated process. The more you know about SSD, the better you can make decisions in your best interest.
There are many myths out there regarding SSD that can be difficult to clear up. Here are some frequently asked questions about Social Security Disability.
How much will I receive?
The amount of payment you will receive through SSD each month depends on your past work history. The Social Security Administration looks at your average monthly income throughout employment, age, and the number of years employed. However, this does not mean that you will receive the same amount that you made through employment. The average monthly payment to SSD recipients was $1,234 in 2019.
What illnesses does SSD cover?
Social Security Disability covers a wide range of severe physical and mental conditions. These can include:
- Anxiety and depression
- Traumatic brain injury
- Malignant cancers
- Neurological problems such as epilepsy
- DIgestive system disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease
The key to receiving SSD benefits is showing that you are not able to find and maintain gainful employment due to your medical condition. However, some people do choose to work a limited amount while receiving benefits, under strict limitations.
The more information you have about SSD and its benefits, the better your chances are of filling out your application thoroughly and getting the result that you want.