WHY YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN DENIED SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
There are two kinds of disability benefits the Social Security Administration provides. One is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). It covers citizens between ages 18 to 65 and who paid into the Social Security program through payroll taxes. For SSDI the maximum federal monthly amount in 2023 is $3627, but the average benefit is $1483 per month. Disability beneficiaries are not allowed to work above substantial gainful activity and collect benefits. SGA in 2023 is $1470 a month in gross income. SSDI comes with Medicare.
The other program is Supplemental Security Income. SSI is for people who are low income, and have been unable to enter the workforce to sufficiently pay into the SSDI program. Typically, you need to have worked five out of the last ten years to be eligible for SSDI. The monthly maximum benefit for SSI in 2023 is $914. SSI comes with Medicaid.