Social Security Disability Benefits Increased

  • A slight increase in SSDI benefits in 2019 compared to 2018
  • Depending on the disability, the increase amount varies

  • Currently there are about 10 million Americans receiving Social Security disability benefits. It’s expected that those numbers will only increase as time goes on. It is important to note that those payments also increased slightly in 2019 comparably to 2018.

    Depending on the disability, the increase could be changed. It is a case-by-case situation. For example, legally blind people that are collecting SSDI now receive a maximum of $2,040 a month. This is a slight increase of $70 a month compared to 2018. For the non-blind recipients of SSDI, the maximum benefit increased by $40 a month bringing the total monthly benefits to $1,220.

    It is recommended for anyone who is planning on receiving SSDI benefits to consult with an attorney who specializes in SSDI.