For many Americans, Social Security benefits are no longer a guarantee. There is no set age limit to receiving benefits. The truth is that close to 70% of initial social security disability applications are denied. It is also important to note that there is no reason to delay taking spousal benefits past your full retirement age. Your Primary Insurance Amount (PIA) is the amount of benefits you will receive at your full retirement age.
Fortunately, the Social Security Administration recently announced a success that bodes well for future applicants. If you suffer from hypogammaglobulinemia and are applying for disability benefits, it is highly recommended that you seek a disability lawyer for representation, especially if you are waiting for a hearing in front of an ALJ.
Although friends and family might help from time to time, still, in order to have a decent, dignified living, one can opt for the various government grants and programs, which are especially designed to provide help. If approved for SSDI the Social Security Administration pays a monthly benefit based upon how much was earned and paid into the Social Security system.
It all depends on how many pending cases, the Social Security Administration is handling as at the time you filed the claim again. You need to understand, however, that if you file an appeal within ten days and the appeal is denied, you will be responsible for paying back any benefits that you received during the appeal process.
So, working for ten years is sufficient for most people to become eligible to receive social security benefits. The SSA also announced that their average processing time for these cases improved from 514 days in FY 2008 to 491 in FY 2009. By delaying benefits beyond your full retirement age, you could increase benefits by 8% per year for a maximum increase of 32% by age 70.