What Is the Maximum Disability Payment From Social Security?


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For 2015, the maximum monthly Social Security disability payment is $2,663, and the average payment is $1,165 per month according to NOLO. Individuals may also be eligible for up to 12 months of retroactive payments for the year prior to the application date back to their disability onset date.

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The SSDI benefit amount may be reduced by disability payments from other sources such as workers' compensation according to NOLO. The Social Security Administration uses average indexed monthly earnings for up to 35 working years and primary insurance amount in order to calculate an individual's monthly benefit. There is a five-month waiting period, starting at the disability onset date, before an individual can be paid disability benefits.

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