July 2018 SSD Benefits Statistics Report

The July 2018 SSD benefits statistics report from the Social Security Administration (SSA) is now available for review. The SSA publishes a report every month with the latest SSD benefits statistics numbers.

These reports can help you compare your own Social Security disability payments against the national average. You can also see the number of spouses, children and widowed beneficiaries and average payment amounts for the last month. Below, we’ll explain how the July 2018 SSD benefits statistics report numbers may potentially affect your own claim.



July 2018 SSD Benefits Statistics Update

Total Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries: 10,244,000

Disabled Workers: 8,612,000

Spouses of Disabled Workers: 122,000

Children of Disabled Workers: 1,511,000

Average Monthly Social Security Disability Benefit Amount: $1,065.73

Disabled Workers: $1,198.54

Spouses of Disabled Workers: $339.07

Children of Disabled Workers: $367.27

How the July 2018 SSD Benefits Statistics Report Affects Beneficiaries

The July 2018 SSD benefits statistics report shows another big drop in total beneficiaries. The SSA struck about 52,000 people off this month’s rolls, according to the July 2018 SSD benefits statistics report. That means 39,000 children, 1,000 spouses and 11,000 disabled workers stopped getting SSD payments.

The SSA reviews each month’s rolls and removes anyone who found work, recently died or filed fraudulent claims. Then, the agency issues the next updated statistical report.

July 2018 SSD Benefits Statistics - Monthly Beneficiaries

July 2018 SSD Benefits Statistics: Looking Deeper at the Monetary Stats

The July 2018 SSD benefits statistics report shows the biggest 30-day pay raise since last year’s COLA increase. Average payments for July went up $2.48 compared to last month, with spouses enjoying $1.84 more pay in July. Disabled workers saw a tiny $.10 bump in pay, too. It’s striking that children — the group that lost the most beneficiaries from month to month — lost the most money, too. Their July 2018 SSD benefits checks lost $1.51 on average compared to June’s monthly payment amount. Still, as fewer people get monthly SSD checks, it may speed up claim processing times for new applicants. So if you’ve put off filing your Social Security disability claim, now’s a great time to apply for benefits!

July 2018 SSD Benefits Statistics - Monthly Monetary Averages

How to Qualify for Legal Assistance With Your Claim

The best way to get paid the most benefits you’re owed faster is to speak with a lawyer. Nearly 2 in 5 people get denied for simple mistakes on the claim forms. Those basic errors can get your claim automatically denied! Anyone struggling to cover rent, gas and groceries will pay nothing to get professional claim help unless you win benefits. And if a lawyer does help you win, you’ll only pay a small, one-time fee.

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