People with mental impairments: 35.2% of all disabled beneficiaries are receiving benefits based on intellectual disability or severe illness such as psychiatric disorders.
People with sensory disabilities: 9.4% of all disabled beneficiaries are getting benefits based on disorders of the nervous system and sense organ impairments. This includes people with conditions such as ALS and Parkinson’s Disease and many more.
People with physical disabilities: 25.7% of all disabled beneficiaries are getting benefits based on musculoskeletal system and connective tissue disorders.
One in five are male, one in seven female. The average monthly benefit is $1146. The amount received for SSDI depends on the amount paid in and number of years worked.