Why the SSDI population is growing

It seems that all the news out there today about Social Security Disability Insurance is negative, showing a dire and worsening situation with no solution in sight. However, few of these news resources delve into why more Americans are turning to federal disability benefits.

One of the biggest reasons more people are applying for Social Security disability is because the Baby Boom generation is aging and reaching retirement age. The odds of developing a disability increases with age, so it makes sense that a large aging population would stress a disability program.

Another reason is that woman have dramatically entered the workforce in the past few decades. As much of these women age and retire, more will apply for SSDI. Changes to the laws in the 1980s also expanded the qualifications for disability benefits.

If you would like to learn how to apply for Social Security disability benefits, contact the Hankey Law Office, P.C. today at (317) 634-8565.