Latest News and Updates: SSDI Benefits in 2023
Are you applying for SSDI for the first time? Or, were you receiving benefits in 2022 that are continuing into 2023? You may have noticed some changes. Each year, the Social Security Administration announces changes that affect SSDI recipients in Washington State and throughout the U.S. Check out the latest news and updates for 2023.
SSDI Benefit Amount Increased
Due to inflation, the SSDI benefit amount went up 8.7% in 2023. The maximum benefit is $3,627 a month, which is $282 more than the maximum amount in 2022.
Trial Work Amount Changes
If you try to return to work while receiving SSDI, this is called a trial work program. You can receive up to nine months of trial work benefits. A month would qualify as a trial work month when you make more than $1,050, which is an increase from 2022’s amount of $970 per month.
Social Security Tax Amount Increased
As of 2022, the maximum amount of earnings that was subject to the Social Security tax was $147,000. Now, it’s up to $160,000 in 2023.
Do you need help getting SSDI benefits for yourself or your clients in 2023? Then it’s time to partner with Schott Law. We know SSDI laws inside and out and can help you get the benefits you, or your clients, deserve.
Working With Schott Law
If you need help applying for SSI or SSDI, or you need assistance after you got denied benefits, Schott Law is here for you. Maggie Schott is an SSDI & SSI lawyer serving Washington and Idaho. Contact us now at (509) 328-5789 to start your application.
Excerpt: In 2023, the maximum benefit amount increased, as did the trial work amount and the threshold for Social Security taxes.