Social Security Disability Payments: How Many People Receive Them

Social Security Disability Payments are received by around 8 million Americans

Approximately 8 million people receive Social Security Disability benefits, according to the Social Security Administration.

The SSI program primarily benefits people between the ages of 18 and 64.

People who lose their working capacity due to illness, injury, or accident are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance.

SSDI payments begin at $800 and can reach $1,800 per month.

The definition of a disability is "a physical or mental condition that prevents you from doing most of your work for at least one year."

Who qualifies for the SSDI program?

The Social Security Disability Insurance program provides financial assistance to disabled people regardless of their financial situation.

By showing your employment time and Social Security taxes over your lifetime, you qualify.

The full requirements are:

By definition, you must have a disability

Your job is no longer possible

Your disability is expected to last longer than one year

Depending on your previous credits, you will receive a certain amount of money.

As an example, if you are younger than 31

You might be compensated less than someone who is 50 or older.

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