If you have applied for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you might be wondering just how much you will receive if you are approved. The answer depends on a few things including how much you have worked in the past, how much you have earned, and other income you may have.
There are two different earning tests you will need to pass to determine if you will be eligible for monthly payments. The first test deals with your age at the time of your disability and the second test deals with how long you worked and if you worked long enough to receive Social Security.
For example, if you became disabled at the age of twenty-four, you would need to have worked one and a half years in the three years before you became disabled. On the other hand, if you are thirty-one when you become disabled, then you would need to have worked at least five years out of the ten year period before you became disabled, in general, to qualify.
Once you have passed those two tests, the amount of money you will receive begins with a base amount. For 2017, the base amount for an individual will be $735 which is a 0.3 percent increase over 2016. This is the amount you will receive if you have no other income. If you have other income, you will earn less due to your earned income.
For an eligible couple, the base amount in 2017 will be $1,103.00 per month. This will become effective as of January 2017.
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