monthly SSDI payments in all 50 states

50 States Ranked By Monthly SSDI Payments for 2022

Before applying for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI), many people want to know what to expect in terms of a monthly payout. Even though your specific payment depends on your work history, monthly SSD payments by state range from $1,646.98 to $1,320.76, on average. The highest amount any individual can draw in monthly SSDI payments is no more than $3,345 for 2022. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits pay no more than $841 per month to individuals, or $1,261/couple. In 2022, the average SSDI payment is $1,358/month nationwide. Compare that to the average Social Security retirement payment, which is $1,657/month.



Average Monthly SSDI Payments for All 50 States

According to the SSA’s most recent Annual Statistical Report, here are average benefit payments for all 50 states. (Please note the amounts listed below are for people newly awarded SSDI benefits in 2020 that reside in those states.) We ranked them in order to show the highest to lowest average monthly SSDI payments below:

1. New Jersey – $1,587.02

2. Delaware – $1,566.60

3. Connecticut – $1,562.73

4. Maryland – $1,539.00

5. Colorado – $1,528.51

6. New York – $1,522.72

7. Massachusetts – $1,514.27

8. Alaska – $1,514.00

9. Washington – $1,512.75

10. New Hampshire – $1,510.44

11. Michigan – $1,501.80

12. Pennsylvania – $1,501.24

13. Arizona – $1,499.32

14. Hawaii – $1,497.31

15. Minnesota – $1,495.02

16. Illinois – $1,491.35

17. Nevada – $1,485.24

18. Virginia – $1,481.09

19. Indiana – $1,470.15

20. Wisconsin – $1,470.02

21. Rhode Island – $1,456.87

22. Wyoming – $1,455.03

23. West Virginia – $1,454.96

24. Oregon – $1,451.19

25. South Carolina – $1,449.35

26. Utah – $1,449.02

27. Florida – $1,447.01

28. Alabama – $1,444.96

29. North Carolina – $1,442.21

30. Texas – $1,441.41

31. Kansas – $1,435.31

32. Georgia – $1,433.80

33. Kentucky – $1,430.77

34. Missouri – $1,427.88

35. Maine – $1,424.46

36. Tennessee – $1,422.20

37. Ohio – $1,411.44

38. Idaho – $1,408.40

39. Oklahoma – $1,406.54

40. Vermont – $1,397.91

41. Iowa – $1,397.40

42. Nebraska – $1,394.28

43. Arkansas – $1,386.29

44. North Dakota – $1,381.59

45. South Dakota – $1,377.75

46. California – $1,376.24

47. Mississippi – $1,372.31

48. Louisiana – $1,360.10

49. New Mexico – $1,357.55

50. Montana – $1,349.78

51. District of Columbia – $1,320.76

You May Qualify for Legal Assistance

Qualifying for monthly SSDI payments isn’t easy for most people. The SSA currently approves a little more than 1 in 3 disability applicants each year (about 35% total). But getting legal assistance makes you nearly 3x more likely to get benefits. Those who qualify for legal assistance typically get $10,000 in lump-sum back pay as well as monthly benefits. All Social Security attorneys work on contingency. This means that if the SSA doesn’t approve your claim, then you’ll owe $0 in legal fees. In addition, having a lawyer file your claim can potentially cut your wait time for your first SSDI payment in half.

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