Disability Group, Inc.

SSDI Benefits- Modest But Important for Disabled Americans

In recent news, there have been many articles in the press about workers turning to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) when their unemployment benefits run out.  This criticism implies that people are submitting false disability claims instead of returning to work, but the reality is that disability benefits are very modest and significantly less than […]

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The Recession’s Effect on SSDI

Contrary to the press stories about people turning to the disability program when their unemployment benefits run out, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is quite difficult to obtain. The eligibility requirements are strict and although the number of disability applications might rise when there is a recession, that does not mean that a proportionately high […]

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Causes for the High Number of Disability Beneficiaries

Contrary to what critics of the Social Security disability programs believe, the rising numbers of disability insurance beneficiaries are due to demographic factors and changes in the workforce.  In 2011, there were 8.6 million people receiving Social Security disability benefits, a number which had tripled since 1980 and doubled since 1995.  However, the numbers of […]

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Senator Clarifies the Findings of Senate Report on Flaws in Awarding Disability Claims

In the Associated Press article, “Report: Social Security Lax on Disability Claims,” it was reported that congressional investigators found some administrative law judges (ALJ) were inadequately reviewing disability applications, and thus, awarding benefits to claimants who might not need them.  The investigators reviewed 300 random cases from Virginia, Alabama, and Oklahoma that were awarded benefits, […]

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The Outlook of SSDI

In her article, “Social Security Disability Insurance is Vital to Workers with Severe Impairments: Program’s Growth Largely Due to Demographic Factors; Financing Should Be Addressed as Part of Overall Solvency,” The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ Kathy Ruffing makes her case for saving the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) that policymakers and the […]

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The Social Security Administration Expands the Compassionate Allowances Initiative

On August 11, 2012, the Social Security Administration (SSA) added 52 Compassionate Allowances conditions which include certain types of cancers and neurological and immune system disorders.  This addition raises the list of conditions from 113 to 165, and will benefit those who clearly meet the qualifications for receiving Social Security disability benefits. Compassionate Allowances (CAL) […]

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