If I am approved for Social Security benefits, how much will I receive?

Q: If I am approved for Social Security benefits, how much will I receive?

A: For disability insurance benefits, it all depends upon how much you have worked and earned in the past. A national average is $1129.

For disabled widow’s or widower’s benefits, it depends upon how much the late husband or wife worked and earned. For disabled adult child benefits, it all depends upon how much the parent worked and earned.

For all types of SSI benefits, there is a base amount that an individual with no other income receives. Other income that an individual has reduces the amount of SSI which an individual can receive. Each year we all receive a report from Social Security about our retirement benefits. This report also has the dollar figure you’d receive if you were disabled. A spouse and children are also eligible in most cases.

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