We can help your client with a disability claim at any stage of the process, from filing the application, to representing at a hearing, to litigating in federal court.

Get the Guide: “Things to Consider When Applying for Disability”

An unexpected disability can devastate a person’s financial stability. If you have a client who is unable to work or perhaps facing early retirement due to disability, assistance may be available. Download this free guide to the four key considerations anyone should take into account before applying for disability assistance.

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How are SSDI payments calculated?

How are SSDI Payments Calculated?

If you’re providing financial advice to a person applying for disability, it is important to know how SSDI payments are calculated. 

The assistance amount takes into account: 

  • Years worked
  • Average earnings
  • Family status (whether there are minor children, other disabled adults, etc.)


“I didn’t know where to start. Roose & Ressler was very helpful in getting things going for me. They helped me a lot with my disability claim and were very kind. I appreciate them all.”

Roger, Client

Meet Jon Ressler

Attorney and Founder

Jon H. Ressler has worked to help disabled people qualify for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits since 1997, starting at the Wooster-Wayne Legal Aid Society. He joined Roose & Ressler in 2000 and became a principal in 2003. He opened the Wooster (2003) and Mansfield (2010) offices to better serve disabled people in those areas.

 He has lectured on Social Security disability law at conferences of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) and other Continuing Legal Education seminars for lawyers. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the bar associations of Wayne, Richland, and Lorain Counties. Mr. Ressler earned his B.A. degree at the University of Akron and his J.D. degree at Case Western Reserve University.

As a medical provider, you see patients with chronic medical problems that significantly impair their ability to work. You know about your patients’ conditions, their diagnoses, test results, and symptoms. And you have some understanding about how their conditions limit their functional abilities. But it often may be difficult to know whether your patient may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Eligibility is determined by many factors, including non-medical questions relating to the patient’s (and their family’s) finances, whether their work has earned them an insured status under the disability insurance benefit program, age, education, and vocational issues.
This is all in addition to the critical medical issues: whether their conditions result in symptoms and limitations that meet Social Security’s standard of disability and whether there is enough objective documentation to prove it. Roose & Ressler has been helping patients like yours with disability claims for decades. Keep us in mind if you just need an answer to a Social Security disability question or have a patient who might benefit from our services.

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