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  • Will Social Security Disability pay me more than regular Social Security Retirement?

    Asked on 8/26/2012

    I was drawing $1370 monthly social security on my deceased husband at age 62 when I became disabled due to an injury. I was told by social security that I would draw considerably more by drawing disablility than regular retirement. However when I filed and was approved for disability I still draw the same amount. It never increased. Can you tell me if disability usually increases your check as I was told or not? Thank you for your help.

  • Categories: Disability, Social Security


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  • The specifics of your payments are really dependent on your and your deceased husband's working history. I urge you to contact the Social Security Administration directly. They should be able to easily tell you the amount you should be receiving from disability and compare that to the amount you are receiving from spousal benefits.

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  • Login to rate this answer:   Answered on 8/27/2012
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