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How much would I get in disability payments?

6 Comments 09 December 2011

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  1. JH says:

    I don’t think you would get very much, if any. My wife has only worked a few years in her lifetime and she became disabled a couple of years ago. They told her that she does not have enough credits to draw Social Security Disability.

  2. cowboydoc says:

    First of all it doesn’t matter where you live in the U.S. because it comes under the Federal jurisdiction not State. You can decide this better by calling the Social Security office nearest you and they’ll run up your employment records and tell you in a heartbeat what you’d get.
    I would guess close to minimum due to the short length of time you worked, It’s around $ 350.00 a month. It will start when you apply but, you’ll have to wait with a phone interview for, something like months but, it’s retroactive. You can also go back to work at anytime and put it on hold, continue it if you need to. It will increase as you work.

  3. ghost says:

    I haven’t had a full time job since late 2007. I have been attending college, but due to anxiety attacks I was asked to leave my university. I’m now planning to keep going to a technical school for culinary arts. I’m using vocational rehab. I don’t know your disability, but mines schizoeffective, bi polar and borderline personality traits. I worked for 10 years, and am 31. I was told I’ll be receiving just under $ 800 dollars a month. This may vary between states. I was just approved actually last week. I was really surprised because it was the first time I ever went completely through the process. I got my disability really quick. I filled out some things online 16 months ago, but had to go to the social security office to have a social worker fill in a lot of it for me. Then I was in a group home for a month and a half, and a case worker filled in all sorts of other information for me. I was also in a psychiatric hospital for three different times since last summer. I stayed in their for around 2 and a half months. The social worker their helped fill in other needed information. Less than three months after all the paper work was done I got approved. I think this is fairly rare. I had even written a rambling letter to them a couple years ago saying I didn’t need disability and was just fine. I was told not to write letters like that if I want disability. You may have between $ 700-$ 1,000 a month to live on. If you can get section 8 housing that would really help with your expenses. I’m planning to get on the list even though it takes a couple years. Right now I’m living with my mom. I also plan to still attend the culinary classes I signed up for, and disability already checked with my vocational rehab, so it’s no secret. They also checked the university I was asked to leave a couple years ago when I had a weird crying spell at their clinic after they gave me a xanax for my public speaking class. It took so long that I missed the class. I went back to the clinic and broke down. They just called the cops and my mom. It was really embarrassing. Anyway it’s not much you will be making, and you might get $ 30 in stamps, or non at all. But you can be cheap and live on it. It’s better than nothing. The amount changes from state to state. I live in a rather poor city where the salaries are low, so that might be why the money is so little. I wish you the best of luck.

  4. King cracker jack says:

    Social security disability is a joke,you stand a better chance of getting struck by lightning than getting ssd.About two years ago I injured my shoulder and had 4 surgeries and later several permanent restrictions and after my employer let me go because there was nothing in the plant I could do I filed for ssd.After a few months they sent me a letter saying I could still work even though no decent company would even hire me because of the risk.I then hired a lawyer and eventually had to take a job in security making 8.00 an hour to keep from loosing everything I own.After they found out this they immediately denied me because they said I made to much money,they consider 900.00 a month gainful employment.I make a little over a thousand a month trying to take care of a family of 4 plus all my bills and they still denied me the money I’d paid in for almost 25 years.My advice to you is get a really good lawyer and keep your fingers crossed,maybe you’ll have better luck with them than I did.What kills me is this is the money that I paid in but they act like it is coming right out of their wallets.

  5. Rambo says:

    Social security mails you a statement every year (About a month before your birthday) that tells you an estimate of what you would make if you became disabled. You have to have earnings in enough quarters to qualify, otherwise you fall under SSI disability and it has its own financial requirements. Only social security could give you an estimate as to what your benefit amount would be. Most likely it would be in the $ 650 to $ 800 a month range.

  6. S P says:

    You have to call social security and ask. No one on here can tell you that.


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