Did you know that if you cannot work because of a disability, you might be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? This may be true for the millions of Americans who are currently struggling to find work due to disabilities.
Statistics indicated that the jobless rate for people with disabilities improved somewhat in July, according to the website DisabilityScoop.com.
According to the website, the unemployment rate fell slightly to 12.1 percent in July, down from 12.9 percent the month prior, as more Americans with disabilities were employed. The data includes people who are over the age of 16 and do not live in group homes.
Overall, the trend of employment for those with disabilities lags behind the general population. The Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate for the public was just 6.2 percent in July, and that the country added more than 200,000 jobs.
Do I Need a Social Security Disability Attorney?
To qualify for disability benefits, a person must prove that his or her impairments keep him or her from doing any type of work that exists in significant numbers because of a medical condition. It is not just necessarily that the person cannot find work—you must meet strict requirements.
If you have questions about this, we suggest you visit our Social Security FAQ page. Remember, to qualify for benefits, applicants have to show that their disabilities have lasted for longer than a year or could result in death.
If you suffer from a debilitating disability that leaves you unable to work, we suggest contacting a Tulsa Social Security disability attorney to see if you are eligible for benefits.
Troutman & Troutman, P.C. – Tulsa Social Security disability attorneys