Long-Term Care Planning and Social Security Disability Income

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Size and Scope of the Social Security Disability Program

Disability benefits were paid to almost 10.0 million people. Awards to disabled workers (686,723) accounted for 87 percent of awards to all disabled beneficiaries (785,106). In December, payments to disabled beneficiaries totaled almost $11.6 billion.

Social Security Administration

 

The estimated average Social Security disability benefit amount for a disabled worker receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) as of Nov. 2019 is $1,237 per month. These benefits are based on average lifetime earnings, not on household income or how severe the individual's disability is.

Social Security Administration Fact Sheet 2019
 

Social Security Disability Claims

Social Security Disability Claims

Social Security Disability Claims
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