SOCIAL SECURITY: THE BASICS & BEYOND

What does Social Security Disability mean in monetary terms?

How does it interact with regular Social Security?

The money you receive for Social Security Disability can be thought of conceptually as the same money you would receive for regular age 65 retirement if you pretend you were age 65 on the date of your disability. In other words, if you get disability, you are essentially getting the amount of money you would have gotten had you been able to retire at the age you became disabled.

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