In Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases we often hear the question, “How much is social security per month?” There is no easy answer, as there are two basic disability programs, Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) also known as SSDI and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. Under the SSI program the maximum monthly benefit currently in 2019 is $771 per month for individuals and $1,157 for couples. This amount may be different depending on other wages or income. Social Security does not count the first $20 and does not count the first $65 of wages, but then considers the wages and divides by 2 and subtracts that amount from the possible $771. Social Security also considers if someone is allowing you to stay with them for free and may reduce the monthly benefit amount.
The other disability program of DIB is based on your work history, your recent work credits and the taxes you paid into social security out of each paycheck from when you were working. The amount of the monthly benefit will depend on those factors. The DIB program
It can be a confusing process, consult with an attorney for more information about social security disability and your potential benefits.