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How Much Does SSDI Pay In Wisconsin?

Getting approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is good news for anybody in Wisconsin forced to stop working because of a disability. But you also need to know how much you are getting so you can budget accordingly.

At Durkin Law Offices, we help disabled workers fight for the highest level of benefits possible under the law. The SSDI system can be confusing for most people, who might not realize how much they are entitled to. Our Wisconsin SSDI lawyer has over 25 years of experience. He understands the relevant laws and regulations, as well as the realities of the system. He can review your case with you and explain what level of benefits you can expect to receive.

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) has already rejected your claim, don’t worry. You can still appeal and get the benefits you need to help replace your income. Our attorney will work tirelessly to help disabled workers keep themselves and their families financially stable.

Factors That Determine Payment Level

The state’s SSDI program does not pay everybody the same level of benefits. The amount that you can be approved for depends on several factors, including:

  • Your work history, particularly how many years you worked full-time
  • Your annual income prior to your disability
  • The extent of your disability and how long it is expected to last

There are four types of SSDI income benefits: temporary partial disability, temporary total disability, permanent partial disability and permanent total disability. As those imply, the Social Security Administration sorts disabilities by whether the claimant is expected to recover or live with their condition the rest of their lives and whether they are still capable of some work or are totally unable to perform job duties. The more debilitating your injury or illness is, the more you are likely to receive.

The maximum amount available in Wisconsin as of 2023 was $2,627 per month, based on an annual income of more than $150,000 for at least 10 years. Nationwide, the monthly average is $1,483. You cannot apply to get a “raise” on your benefits aside from an annual cost-of-living increase.

Learn More About The Payments You Could Receive

Working with an SSDI attorney can greatly improve your chances of getting approved for a fair level of benefits. We offer free initial consultations to discuss SSDI and your claim. Call Durkin Law Offices at 262-439-0439 or send us an email to get started. We represent clients throughout Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, Madison and Racine.