You became disabled, and now you can’t work. Thankfully, Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, can help you pay your bills during this time.
Here’s some more information on SSDI benefits.
Benefits for You
If you worked and paid into Social Security, then you can apply for SSDI benefits should you become disabled. You will get a certain amount of money each month to spend how you wish, but typically, people will use the money to cover their basic needs. In 2022, the average SSDI amount is $1,358 per month.
Benefits for Your Family
You could potentially receive SSDI benefits for your qualifying family members as well. Your spouse, divorced spouse, children, and adult child disabled before age 22 may qualify for benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will ask for the Social Security numbers and birth certificates of any qualifying family members.
Each family member could be eligible for up to 50% of the disability benefit amount you receive. Keep in mind that there is a limit and it varies depending on your situation. Usually, the total amount you and your family members could receive is around 150% to 180% of your disability benefit.
Apply for SSDI
Applying for SSDI can be tricky. You’ll need to turn in specific information about your disability based on the SSA’s requirements. You will also have to fill out the paperwork properly, which is a big undertaking. With an SSDI lawyer, you can get the help you need with the application process and have a better chance of getting benefits.
Working With Schott Law
If you need help applying for SSDI or SSI, 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.