Everyone “knew” that disability applications were going up because of high unemployment rates, but here is a study that confirms the obvious: people need help. …”Their research found that close to 10% of Americans between the ages of 50 and 65 who didn’t have access to at least $5,000 applied for Social Security disability benefits […]

Today’s Wall Street Journals says that “The Social Security Administration has commissioned an independent review of the federal disability system amid concerns it awards benefits to those who don’t deserve them and denies benefits to those who do. “A focus of the study is expected to be the work of roughly 1,500 administrative-law judges, who […]

This article has some fascinating statistics on disability payments, arranged geographically. Some coal mining areas of Kentucky and West Virginia have 25% or more of its working-age population disabled. At the other end of the spectrum, Utah has 2.8% of its population counted as disabled. The Social Security disability program started in 1957 as a […]

información sobre el ajuste de costo de vida del Seguro Social del 2012 … nuevos servicios por Internet en Español en www.segurosocial.gov
Beginning this month, Social Security has facilitated applications for disability and retirement benefits…

Earlier this year, senior managers at the Social Security Administration in Baltimore, frustrated by a growing backlog of applications for federal disability benefits, called meetings with 140 of the agency’s doctors. The message was blunt: The number of people seeking benefits had soared. Doctors had to work faster to move cases. Instead of earning $90 […]

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