You may be able to get more out of your benefits

Many people want to know how they can increase the amount of money they receive from the Social Security Administration (SSA) for their disability benefits. In many cases, there's nothing that can be done to increase the benefits, but in some cases, there are some techniques that could help increase the payments.

Did you know that approximately one in four adults has reported a disability? If you fall into that group, then read on to learn more about how you can increase the benefits you receive.

How can you get more from Social Security Disability?

To start with, realize that Social Security Disability (SSD) is based on a formula. You need to know what you're eligible for from the start.

In the past, you've paid Social Security taxes. Combined with your work history, you may have enough work credits to qualify for SSD. Your benefit, if awarded, will be based on the tax history and earnings during the period of time the SSA reviews.

Getting more out of SSD isn't easy since it's based on a formula. However, you should check in regularly after major life changes. Benefits or earnings you had in the past may affect your initial benefits but no longer apply, giving you the opportunity to seek more.

If you go through a major life change, earn less or believe that you're entitled to a greater benefit, it's a good idea to reach out to your attorney to talk about what you can do to seek those higher benefits. Our site has more information on SSD and what it takes to apply and be awarded SSD.

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