SSDI Back Pay: How It’s Calculated and When You Can Get It

After suffering many months without income, Julia was relieved to learn she would start getting Social Security Disability Insurance benefits soon. She was even happier, although a little confused, when someone told her she would be getting SSDI back pay. Julia wondered how backpay is calculated and, more importantly, when it would arrive. What is…

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2020 SSDI and SSI Benefits: How Much Can You Get?

People who are unable to work due to a disability may rely on government benefits. The Social Security Administration (“Social Security”) runs two such programs:  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). How much an individual can receive in SSDI and SSI benefits is a crucial question for millions of Americans, especially…

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Understanding Social Security’s Definition of Disability

Hank’s wife, Marie, wanted him to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). After all, he was no longer able to work and needed to replace his previous income. Hank looked into applying for disability benefits but was confused by the forms, the requests for information, and the need to…

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