- The Social Security Administration estimates that 1 in 4 of today’s
20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67.
- Social Security provides more than just retirement benefits. Of the
$813 billion in Social Security benefits paid in 2013, 19% of total
benefits went to disabled workers and their dependents, while survivors of deceased workers received 11% of total benefits paid.
- Nearly 11 million disabled workers, spouses, and their children, received almost $11 billion in Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. In addition, 8.3 million people get Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a separately funded program for low-income people.
- The average monthly benefit for disabled workers is $1,129, but can be significantly higher depending on the amount of FICA taxes paid while working.
- The Social Security Administration estimates that by December 31, 2013, nearly 72.5 million workers will be insured for Social Security disability benefits should they become disabled and unable to work.
If you need help pursuing your disability claim, contact our dedicated Social Security disability attorney at (919)714-9779. We deal with the government, while you focus on what matters most.