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Number of People Approved for SSDI Has Declined Over the Last Three Years

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has released statistics about the number of people who were approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in 2012, indicating the numbers have decreased over the last three years. According to the SSA, the number of new SSDI recipients in 2012 was 960,206. This number is a decrease from 2011 when 998,979 people received benefits, and down significantly from 2010 when 1,026,988 people received benefits. These numbers include workers who received benefits and do not include spouses or children. These numbers are somewhat amazing when you consider the number of news outlets that have promoted the idea that the number of people receiving SSDI is “out of control.” Of the 960,206 people who were approved for benefits, the majority were over the age of 45, with 248,128 being between the ages of 55 and 59. According to the SSA, the average monthly benefit amount in…
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Man Overcomes Troubled Youth, Lives Modestly Off SSDI and is Looking for More

The Austin American-Statesman had a story last month about a young man who attempted to commit suicide when he was 14-years-old, after struggling through foster care. According to the American-Statesman, Kenneth Daniels, now 20, lives off Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) because of a failed suicide attempt. Daniels, who suffered from severe depression after growing up in a broken home and living in foster care, attempted to kill himself after several moves across the state of Texas. Daniels, whose mother abandoned him when he was 2-years-old and father was in-and-out of prison, bounced around from foster care to his paternal grandparents home. After one of his grandparents died and he was sent away to a boarding school, he attempted to run away several times and shot himself. “I’d planned it out for about two weeks,” Daniels said, according to the American-Statesman. “I felt like there was no way out of…
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Fox Host Calls Male SSDI Recipients “Eunuchs”

Last month, a Fox Business Channel host told a group of conservative people that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) was turning men into “modern-day eunuchs.” According to the website rawstory.com, Charles Payne told attendees at David Horowitz’s ‘Restoration Weekend 2013’ that men in the country had been “castrated at the soul” by “gaming the system”, when discussing SSDI. “[Men have] been cut off from the traditional role of young men as risk takers, family creators and future leaders,” Payne said, according to rawstory.com. “Big strong men around this country, they sit on porches and stoops, they stand on street corners all day long collecting taxpayer benefits.” Payne also reportedly described SSDI benefits as “lavish and generous”, describing it as an economic issue. “So now, these modern-day eunuchs are being paid billions — billions of dollars not to work,” Payne said, according to rawstory.com. “They’re proud of it!” Find a Tulsa…
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