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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…
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Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

In many ways, Social Security is a safety net for hard working Americans. If you have diligently worked, and kept up with your taxes, then benefits from Social Security can help you retire. The system has even worked out a way to help those individuals who find themselves unable to work before retirement age. Benefits for these individuals are called Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), but it can be complicated to qualify for these benefits. What Are the Qualifications for Social Security Disability Benefits? In order to qualify for Social Security benefits, you must have worked for a certain number of years, on average at least 10. The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses “work credits” to measure this amount of time. Earning $1,300 in wages qualifies as a work credit, and you are limited to four a year. That means you have to earn at least $5,200 yearly for 10…
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Five Questions You Have About Social Security Disability

Social Security disability is an important part of the system that helps Americans with disabilities support themselves when they can’t work. However, there is a long list of misconceptions and misinformation about the program. Well, the Tulsa disability attorneys here at Troutman & Troutman want to do our part in squashing some of these misguided notions. So, here are a few questions you may have about Social Security disability and the answers you need. Five Frequently Asked Questions About Social Security Disability Are SSDI Benefits an Entitlement? Many people have the misconception that Social Security disability insurance is a type of welfare program, but this just isn’t true. SSDI is funded by employment taxes paid by you and every other hard-working American. So, if you have worked long enough, and your condition prevents you from working, then you will be qualified for benefits that you have been paying into for…
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