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Highest-Income Earners Receive Largest SSDI Benefit Checks

Created on October 23, 2015

Highest-Income Earners Receive Largest SSDI Benefit Checks

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Read the original report, "Improving Social Security Disability Insurance with a Flat Benefit," by Rachel Greszler.

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Individuals who earn $118,500 a year or more receive a Social Security Disability Insurance check more than three times the size of that awarded to minimum wage workers (those earning $14,500 a year).

Source: Author’s calculations using the Social Security Administration’s benefit calculation formula.

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