Questions About Benefits

What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?

When will I receive my Social Security disability payment?

What is the amount of a monthly disability benefit payment?

Can I receive back payments or retroactive benefits?

How will the five-month waiting period for SSDI affect my benefits?

Are Social Security disability benefits taxable income?

Can a child receive SSI disability benefits?

What are the income and asset limits for SSI?

What does SSDI stand for?

What does SSI stand for?

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2 Comments on Questions About Benefits

  1. Tim Zeinert // May 9, 2016 at 3:53 pm // Reply

    I am 49 years old, I have been disabled and on SSDI since 2004. My disease is not going to allow me to work again. Can I get an increase in benefits if I take early Social Security? I am receiving $1066.00/ month.

    • Unfortunately, no. If you are already receiving SSDI, then you are receiving your maximum benefit. Upon reaching full retirement age, your disability benefits will automatically become retirement benefits, in the same amount. You cannot take early retirement benefits at age 62 (and it would not result in increased benefits anyway). More on this here.

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