What Is Social Security Disability Insurance?
Social Security Disability is a program from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that helps
Americans aged 18 or older with a “medically determinable physical or mental impairment (including
an emotional or learning problem)” to make ends meet.
In addition, this disability must prevent you from being able to perform your current job or similar
work for at least a year.
If you qualify for SSDI, you may begin receiving monthly disability payments five months after your
approval date. The amount of money that you receive each month is dependent upon how much you
contributed through Social Security taxes during your working years and your average lifetime
earnings. It is also important to remember that while receiving SSDI, you can only earn up to $16,920
If your claim has been denied, you have the right to appeal the denial and get back-pay for each day
since you became disabled.