In an alarming comparison, the population of American workers receiving disability payments has exceeded the population of New York City, the most populous city in the country. According to CNS News, one and 16.3 working adults receive disability checks.
The Social Security Administration reports that a record 8,733,461 Americans receive an average of $1,111 a month from the government due to disability. Compared to 1992, more than five million more working-aged adults, their spouses, and their children are beneficiaries.
Officials at the SSA say the slumping economy has inflated the population of applicants; similarly, two separate studies have revealed a strong correlation with the expiration of unemployment checks and the application to SSDI.
If you are considering filing for SSDI and need help understanding disability claims, contact the SSDI attorneys at the Hankey Law Office, P.C. at (317) 634-8565.