Published on: October 4, 2016
The Social Security Administration has been a vital resource for many Americans suffering a medically disabling condition or for those who are no longer able to financially support themselves.
While there are other disability benefit providers, the programs offered by the Social Security Administration are the largest and are awarded to those who suffer from a severe disability.
It’s no secret that these programs have undergone plenty of changes since they were put into law; however, what many people fail to realize is that the Social Security Administration provides moderate benefit payments to workers that have contributed to the SS trust prior to becoming disabled.
According to the Social Security Administration,
“The average disability beneficiary in 2015 paid into the disability trust for 22 years before becoming entitled to Social Security disability benefits.”
Breakdown of Florida Disability Benefits
Each state varies on how much total benefit is paid out. So, the following is a numerical breakdown of SSA disability benefits paid out in the state of Florida.
The following graphics are from the SSA.gov’s Congressional Statistics webpage. For a breakdown of Disability Insurance benefits paid out per congressional districts in Florida, click here.
Disability Benefits in Florida
Suffering from a disabling medical condition in the state of Florida can be physically painful, mentally stressful and emotionally discouraging. Often times, when you suffer from a disability your finances take a toll as well.
This is the entire reason why the Social Security Administration has designed these disability programs, SSI and SSDI. However, their application process is quite extensive and can be a hassle to gather all the necessary documentation.
If you are considering applying for disability benefits in the state of Florida, you don’t have to do it alone. Contact an experienced and compassionate disability advocate who will help you fight for the benefits you deserve.