SSA announces benefit statistics

Earlier this month, the Social Security Administration announced that disabled and retired Americans receiving social security benefits will not see an increase or decrease in benefits in 2011.  This marks the second year in a row social security benefits have remained at the same rate.

Along with the announcement the SSA released some statistics concerning social security benefits.  A total of 58.7 million people in the United States receive social security benefits of some form.  53.5 million of these are social security recipients and 7.9 million are supplementary security income recipients.  2.7 million people in the country receive both types of benefits.

Social security disability insurance is usually awarded to people with temporary disabilities and supplementary security income to people who are unable to work because of a more permanent disability.  The average monthly social security payment is $1, 072 and the average monthly SSI payment is $499.

If you or someone you love needs to file for either SSDI or SSI, contact the Indiana long-term disability filing attorneys of Hankey Law Office P.C. at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about your rights.