Who Qualifies for SSDI Benefits?

To be eligible for SSDI benefits, the Social Security Administration has established two key criteria:

Worked in jobs covered by Social Security and accumulated a sufficient number of work credits.

Have a medical condition that aligns with the SSA's disability definition.

Typically, you can receive SSDI if you have a disability and have been unable to work for a year or longer,

Though there may be a waiting period of up to six months before your initial payment.

SSDI benefits will continue until you return to work and exceed the income limits set by SSDI.

What Are the SSDI Income Limits for 2023?

In 2023, the SSDI income limits have been updated. These limits determine how much income you can earn per month and still be eligible for SSDI.

For this year, the income limits stand at $2,460 per month for individuals with blindness and $1,470 per month for those without blindness.

The Social Security Administration highlights that the higher limit for blind individuals reflects the added challenges they face in securing employment.

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