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Question: Will my Social Security disability benefit increase if my condition gets worse or I develop additional health problems?

Answer: No. We do not base Social Security benefit amounts on the severity of a disability. The amount paid is based on average lifetime earnings before the disability began. If you go back to work after getting disability benefits, you may be able to get a higher benefit based on those earnings.


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