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I was intially a single amputee now I am adouble amputee Left below knee Right below knee as of

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I was intially a single amputee now I am adouble amputee Left below knee Right below knee as of

I became a below knee Left leg amputee Nov. 2002 due too Type 1 Diabetes vascular blockage. I became above knee Right leg amputee on June 2010 due to blood clots and total blockage of vascular veins in the left leg. My question is am I eligible for an increase in monthly benefits due to this new amputation and drastic change in my physical abilities ?

Beth Holt
No, if you are currently

No, if you are currently receiving SSDI benefits your benefit payment is based on a fairly complicated formula that is computed based on your average earnings and the amount you paid into the Social Security Trust Fund. When are determined 100% disabled, you cannot work for 12 continuous months and you have enough work credits you are eligible for SSDI. When you qualify for SSDI you get the full amount of the SSDI payment you are entitled to earn, regardless of whether your condition gets worse. SSDI is NOT like veteran's benefits. You are NOT given a disability rating and given payments based on that rating. With SSDI you must be 100% disabled and if you are, you are entitled to a fixed monthly payment amount which does not change.

Thanks for the help, Beth!

Thanks for the help, Beth!

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