Accidents happen. Sometimes, these accidents can prevent us from earning an income. This is where Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) comes into play. Get informed on what qualified you for SSDI and the amount you may recover.
How to Recover SSDI
Not everyone qualifies for SSDI. In general, you must meet the following criteria in order to recover benefits:
- You cannot work due to your disability and you earn less than $1,310 per month.
- Your disability prevents you from performing any work-related activity.
- Your disability is expected to last at least one year or result in death.
- You are not of retirement age.
If you meet these conditions, you may apply for SSDI. However, it is important to note that only about 34% of applications get approved. This is why it is smart for you to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you through the application process and increase your chances of recovering the funds you need.
SSDI applicants must understand that they cannot recover benefits immediately. There is a waiting period of six months after an injury before funds are disbursed.
How Much Will I Recover Through SSDI?
The amount you may recover through SSDI varies widely depending on your income level, your injury, your family circumstances, and more. Currently, the average SSDI payment is approximately $1,200 per month. However, these benefits may max out at around $3,000 per month depending on your situation.
Working with a qualified attorney may speed up your application process and increase the funds you recover.
At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., we have helped countless workers across Pennsylvania recover the compensation they need after an injury. We understand that worrying about your income while recovering from a serious injury can seem overwhelming, and that’s why our team is here to help you through this.
Call Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. at (844) 383-0565 to schedule a free consultation.