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Are Disability Benefits Claimants Still Trying to Work?

When some people hear that a person is claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), they often assume that this claimant is just trying to get out of working. Our society is so work-obsessed that we often stigmatize those who do not have a job, and SSDI claimants sometimes fit into that category. That can lead to unfounded assumptions about disability benefits claimants, but the reality of these people’s lives is far more complex. Disability Benefits Claimants Fight to Work Too The Washington Post has been running stories about people who claim SSDI and SSI. This series has been running for over a year, and its purpose has been to educate the public about what it is really like to be on disability benefits. One of the interesting commonalities that the publication has discovered has been that many claimants still have a desire to work. In a recent article, The Washington…
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Did You Know These Facts About Social Security Disability?

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about Social Security Disability. So, the Social Security Administration and disability attorneys all over the nation try to do their part to squash myths and rumors while informing the public of the facts. In that spirit, here are some details you may not have known about Social Security Disability. 3 Facts About Social Security Disability You May Not Have Known Where the Benefits Come From– Some would have you believe that the benefits from Social Security Disability are an entitlement handed out at the expense of the taxpayer, but that isn’t true. The benefits from the program are generated by the 12.4 percent payroll tax all working Americans pay. To qualify for benefits, you must have worked, and your survivors can only claim benefits based on your work. How Many People Are Covered– If you work, and have worked for the required…
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Are Aging Baby Boomers the Reason SSDI Claims Are Up?

After World War II, the United States experienced a booming period of economic success. As a result of that success, the population of our nation skyrocketed as families grew along with their success. This created an entire generation of Americans known as the baby boomers. Now that decades have passed, this generation is quickly approaching retirement age, but the country may not be ready for this, and the Social Security disability system may be the first place this weakness shows up. Are SSDI Claims Up Because of Aging Baby Boomers? Since 2002, the population of the U.S. has grown around 16 percent, but the number of people claiming disability has far exceeded this growth. In the same period of time, the number of disability recipients has increase to 8.7 million, which translates to a whopping 57 percent. So, what caused this increase disability claimants? Age is seen as the primary…
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