I am 60% disabled. Do I get 60% of my Social Security disability benefits?

Q: I am 60% disabled. Do I get 60% of my Social Security disability benefits?

A: No. There are no percentages of disability in the Social Security disability determination. For purposes of Social Security disability benefits, you are either disabled or not disabled according to the strict Social Security standards. Thus, Social Security only pays for total disability; no benefits are payable for partial or short-term disability.