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How are my Disability Benefits Determined?

Posted by Steven A. Bagen

Jun 13, 2013 11:16:00 PM

The official State of Florida website states that there are close to 700,000 people in Florida who are currently receiving some form of disability benefits. All disability benefits paid out to people in Florida with disabilities each year amount to $7.8 billion. Disability allowances are handled by the Florida Division of Disability Determinations. There are several criteria that are used to determine if a person qualifies to receive disability benefits. You can talk to your disability lawyer to help you determine if you are eligible.

Calculation of Disability Benefits

The calculation of disability benefits is primarily hinged on the person’s earning history prior to the disability. The higher the amount of income a person was earning prior to the disability, the more they will be entitled to receive in case they become injured or sick and can no longer work. That is the main reason why self-employed people are encouraged to report their incomes.

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Topics: Disability Benefits