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Five Common Questions About Social Security Disability Benefits

As a worker in America, you pay for Social Security through your payroll taxes. However, this payment doesn’t just go toward your future retirement benefits. The payroll taxes you pay also go toward Social Security disability benefits, which can be essential if you become disabled and are no longer able to work. Understanding this part of Social Security can be difficult, and if you don’t have the right information then you may have problems collecting benefits later. Here are a few common questions and answers that many people have about these disability benefits. 5 Questions on Social Security Disability Benefits How Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability? If you are no longer able to perform a substantial amount of work due to impairment, then you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. However, there are certain requirements that must be met. The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires that applicants…
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Is It Becoming Harder to Get Disability Benefits?

The amount of people applying for Social Security disability benefits is going down. This is unexpected news for experts, advocates and political leaders. And though some are celebrating this change in enrollment, others are asking why. Is SSDI Enrollment Going Down? According to The New York Times, new enrollments for Social Security disability benefits have gone down. In 2001, enrollments were at an all-time high of 2.02 million, but those numbers have fallen dramatically. Last year, there were under 1.5 million enrollments, and the downward trend seems to be continuing. The total number of recipients for the program is also going down. Members of the baby boomer generation are reaching retirement age in record numbers. This has caused the number of disability recipients to go down as these people are moved to retirement benefits. This has also extended the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) financial forecast. Just two years ago, the…
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What You Didn’t Know about Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security disability benefits are an essential part of the structure of our country’s workforce. However, many people still don’t understand the finer details of the system. This ignorance goes so far that some people think that disability benefits are an entitlement program. This couldn’t be further from the truth. What You Should Know About Social Security Disability Benefits The Social Security Administration is responsible for two programs that assist people who cannot work due to health conditions. These programs are the Supplemental Security Income program, SSI, and the Social Security Disability Insurance program, SSDI. While eligibility for SSI is determined by financial need, SSDI eligibility is based off you work record. When people talk about disability benefits, they are usually talking about the SSDI program. You see, the Social Security taxes taken out of your paycheck not only go toward the country’s retirement program, they also fund Social Security’s…
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