How to Determine What Social Security Disability Benefits You’ve Earned

by Staff | June 22nd, 2015

Suffering from a disabling injury or illness can leave your finances tight. Luckily, many disabled Americans qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but determining how much you should receive can be complicated.

Our Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin say one of the best ways to find out how much you could receive from Social Security Disability benefits is to sign up for a My Social Security account. Doing so will allow you to see just how much in benefits you have earned during your working career and will also allow you to track how much you will earn in the future.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) says that’s not all you can do with your account. You can also request a replacement Medicare card if your original is lost or stolen. Having an account also allows you to retrieve extra copies of your tax documents, such as a SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S.

Speaking with a legal representative can also be beneficial in determining the amount of Social Security Disability benefits you can earn. An examination of your case and history can help determine the best way to get you the maximum amount of benefits.

At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we understand that figuring out how to calculate your Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated, which is why our legal staff hopes these tips help navigating through the process a little simpler for you.

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