2019 Average SSDI Benefit



The approximate average Social Security disability benefit amount for a disabled worker receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in January 2019 is $1,234 per month, but a beneficiary can receive either less than this or up to $2,861. These benefits are based on average lifetime earnings, not on household income or the severity of an individual’s disability.


Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) come from payroll deductions required by the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) to cover the cost of Social Security benefits such as retirement, spousal and survivors’ benefits