If you’ve recently applied for Social Security disability benefits, you likely have already endured some serious hardship. An injury or illness that causes disability can be traumatic, and not being able to work can leave you feeling lost and hopeless. Furthermore, delayed or improperly denied claims can exacerbate unbearable stress and serious financial hardship.
If you’re having trouble receiving Social Security disability benefits, Morgan & Morgan is here to help. We assist many applicants—whether they are applying for the first time or appealing a denied claim. Our nationwide team of 800 lawyers and 3,000 team members includes Social Security experts who can help you every step of the way.
Wherever you are in the application process, you may wonder how Social Security disability benefits and settlements are calculated. There are two types of benefits: needs-based Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and work history-based Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Each has its own requirements and formulas for calculating benefit amounts.