SSA has published a chart showing the maximum monthly SSI benefit payment amount for disabled individuals and for disabled individuals with an eligible spouse. For 2006, the SSI benefit is $603 per month for an individual and $904 for an individual and eligible spouse.
By contrast, SSDI payments are often much higher because they are derived from a calculation based on the claimant’s contributions into the system.
Thanks to Dallas personal injury and Social Security lawyer Bob Kraft for posting this helpful information on his frequently updated blog.
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Jonathan Ginsberg represents Social Security disability claimants in Georgia. In practice for over 29 years, Jonathan publishes a widely known disability blog, a podcast and several disability web sites. In 2004, Jonathan published a "how to" book about Social Security disability called the Disability Answer Guide. Jonathan lives with his wife and 2 children in Atlanta.