Re: Just curious....Is there a min SSDI award amount?
Blue, I don't think there is a minimum payment. I haven't been able to find any solid info about it either. But, over the past few years, while I was reading everything I could, on all the SSDI boards, I did see lots of refrences about the payments people were awarded.
I often read about people who were awadred SSDI, but the payments were very low, like $200 - $300 ..... so they would get SSI on top of their SSDI. My SSDI payments are not that high, so I get food stamps to help.
Like you said, the monthly payment is based on your earnings. If someone has not worked much in their life, or had only part-time, or low paying jobs, the monthly payment could indeed be very low.