Disabled Workers Face The Worst Economy Of All

The relatively high unemployment since 2008 has been a hot topic in debates concerning politics and the economy. Americans have not seen rates as high since the economic turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s. We get the impression from news articles that times have rarely been direr, but one overlooked fact is how the poor economic times have affected the disabled.

Disabled Americans face unemployment rates twice as high as the rate for other Americans. For the most recent 2011 data, the non-disability unemployment rate was 8.6 percent. For those with disabilities, the unemployment rate jumps to just shy of 16 percent. If you are a disabled work, please leave your thoughts below on how the tough times have impacted you worse than others you know.

Those with disabilities are generally out of work longer than others. The longer you are out of work, the more problematic your financial situation can become. You are more likely to exhaust your savings and available credit, and, in a vicious cycle, your employment prospects go down if your resume looks less and less competitive.

June Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) applications jumped up 27 percent compared to last year. With tougher job prospects and a lengthy disability benefits process, disabled American workers do not have much leeway when it comes to receiving benefits. If the debt crisis leads to benefits cuts, they may see an already bad situation get worse. Are you a disabled worker who relies on federal support to make ends meet? How have the economic troubles impacted your day-to-day life?

Troutman & Troutman, P.C. – Tulsa Social Security Disability lawyers


    I didn't think there was a caring professional considerate attorney firm on the planet, but Troutman & Troutman proved me wrong. From the receptionist to the legal assistance to the attorney and more they were exceptional people.

    - Robert S.

    They did a fantastic job getting everything gathered up and getting the trial done as quickly as possible. Anytime I had a question they were patient and help me understand what was going on. Especially Christy and Charlie were great.

    - Michael M.

    Steve Troutman was able to get my short-term and long-term disability for me. Then Erin another lawyer for their firm got my Social security disability for me. Great people.

    - Billy S.

    Mr. Troutman walked me through the entire process. Heather was available each time I called, answered all my crazy questions, and helped me fill out forms along the way. I was never treated like I was wasting time.

    - Julia C.

    Erin and Keith were fabulous! They were compassionate, helpful, and very responsive! They made the process very smooth and painless every step of the way.

    - Valerie W.

We Are Here to Help 

Free & Confidential Consultations
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.