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What Are The Average Social Security Benefits?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Sep 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the really important things to know when planning for Social Security benefits is also one of the most obvious: How are they going to pay me? Math is math, after all.

You should know that virtually all Social Security benefits are based on what you have paid into the system during your working

Just An Average Bag Of Money

years. The notable exception is Supplemental Security Income (SSI). That program pays the same benefit to everyone. Currently is about $780 per month.

What about other benefits? The always helpful people at The Motley Fool have published a list of the average Social Security benefits by class. Here are the numbers:

1. Retired workers: $1,506 per month

2. Spousal benefits: $787 per month

3. Survivor benefits for spouses: $1,425 per month

4. Survivor benefits for children: $903 per month

5. Disabled worker benefits: $1,258 per month

Again, remember that these are average numbers. You can find out what your monthly Social Security disability benefit would be by checking with Social Security. The best way to do that is via a account. This is just one more reason to set up such an account.  Do it today.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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