Posted on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 9:52 pm
A recent study reveals that people suffering from disabilities are more likely to be unemployed than those that are not disabled in the United States. According to the report, the rate of unemployment among disabled individuals was at 13.7 percent in the third quarter of the 2012 fiscal year.
This percentage is up from a rate of 12.9 percent that was recorded in the second quarter of 2012. Despite the increase in unemployment among this group of individuals, the number of people applying for SSDI benefits has actually seen a slight decrease.
In the third quarter of 2012, 726,026 people with disabilities filed the necessary paperwork to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The previous quarter saw 731,817 individuals seek these same benefits.
If you have been injured and are no longer able to return to work, please contact the SSDI lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 1:55 pm
Disability claims filed by hopeful recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance are continuing to back up in the system. As a result of the numerous applications that have yet to be decided upon, officials seem to be moving through the current cases at an alarmingly high rate.
The problem with the rapid rate at which officials are approving or denying SSDI claims is the lack of consideration they are administering to each case in their responsibility. The Republican staff of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations revealed that these cases are getting approved without adequate medical records attached to the case files.
Evidence surrounding this issue points to the fact that these officials are more interested in reducing the number of claims that are in backlog, and are therefore moving through cases at a higher rate without all the proper records and paperwork.
If you are considering filing for Social Security Disability Insurance, it is important to understand all the aspects of the filing process. Please contact the Social Security Disability lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 8:34 pm
A 63-year-old disabled man in Philadelphia was held against his will inside a basement by a man who was cashing his Social Security disability checks.
The man, who is both deaf and mute, was physically beaten and underfed while being held captive in a locked basement. His captor, a 56-year-old man, kidnapped him off the street and stole his wallet and ID. The disabled man’s family said that his Social Security disability checks were being cashed monthly.
The disability benefit checks came out to roughly $600 a month. The man responsible for the kidnapping is being charged with assault, kidnapping, possession of stolen property, and forgery. His bail was set at $1 million.
If you are disabled and have questions regarding Social Security disability benefits, please contact the SSDI lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130.
Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 1:55 pm
Social Security trustees made an announcement in April regarding the reduction of benefit cuts by the year 2033. This 25 percent cut would only be introduced into the mainstream if Congress does not change the course of Social Security before that time.
In that same report, statistics regarding Social Security Disability Insurance were revealed. This data showed that disability benefit recipients will see a large decline in their benefits much sooner than the overall program. In four years time, the disability benefits that are distributed to these individuals will decrease by approximately 21 percent.
The large reason that these disability benefits will be cut at a much faster rate than the other benefits is due to the number of claims that have recently been filed. In just the past three years alone, there have been approximately one million disability claims filed with the SSA. The unemployment rate is also directly correlated to the influx of disability claims in the nation.
It is important to understand the disability report process. If you have questions regarding your Social Security Disability Insurance claim, please contact the Social Security Disability Insurance lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Friday, June 15th, 2012 at 5:42 pm
In the United States, approximately 90 percent of citizens who are above the age of 65 are receiving Social Security Administration benefits.
Retirement benefits are just one part of the Social Security Administration benefits program. People receiving disability benefits account for 19 percent of the total benefits that are distributed to Americans throughout the United States.
Current 20-year-olds in the United States have a one in four chance of suffering from a disability before they reach the age of 67. These disabilities can become life-altering, and can cause an individual to cease working and earning an income. This year, there will be roughly 55 million individuals receiving benefits through the SSA.
If you have questions regarding disability benefits, please contact the Social Security Disability lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 2:50 pm
Veterans that are returning home from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are filing for Social Security Disability benefits at an alarming rate.
Government officials reported to the Associated Press on this topic, and revealed that 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from these wars are filing for disability benefits, stating that their injuries are directly related to their time serving their country.
On top of that, each veteran that is filing for the assistance is, on average, claiming to have between eight and nine different injuries that resulted from the war. Individuals who filed less than one year ago noted between 11 and 14 problems. According to the officials, the poor economy, and the ability to survive wars at a higher rate are both large factors in this increase.
If you need assistance with Social Security disability for veterans, please contact the Social Security Disability lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 at 8:53 pm
A new study suggests that women in general are more at risk for becoming disabled. The data from the study indicates that more than 50 percent of women worry about their financial situations in the case that they were to become disabled, and they are also extremely more likely to suffer from a disability than males.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that women increase their chances of suffering an injury between their working years and their senior years. Arthritis is one of the largest disabilities that affects Americans, and women are 50 percent more likely to develop this debilitating condition than men.
Women applying for Social Security Disability Insurance has grown at a much larger rate than men over the past years. According to the Social Security Administration, between 1999 and 2009, the percentage of women filing for disability payments had increased by 72 percent, and the percentage of men who filed had increased by only 42 percent.
If you are disabled, and need help applying for disability benefits, please contact the Social Security Disability attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 5:14 pm
An Air Force veteran who earns Social Security disability benefits is trying to have the law changed regarding how these benefits affect alimony payment calculations.Currently, divorce courts in each state include these payments when determining the overall amount of alimony payments a person must make.
The veteran became disabled shortly after working as a first responder during the aftermath of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.He began earning Social Security Disability benefits, alongside unemployment benefits, after he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
He earns $4,400 each month, and a judge in his divorce proceeding decided that he owed his ex-wife $1,000 a month in spousal support payments based on that overall amount of disability.
If you have questions regarding Social Security disability for veterans, please contact the Social Security disability lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., by calling 215-238-1130 today.
Posted on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 1:39 pm
Officials are concerned that the Social Security Disability Insurance fund will not be able to be sustained past the year 2018 because of the growing age of the baby boomer generation and the recession.
A report was recently released that stated that the growth rate at which Americans are applying for SSDI funds continues at this rate, the fund will run dry in about six years.
In September, nearly 8.5 million Americans received payments from the fund and this number is up 20 percent from December 2007, when the recession began. In 1990, only 3 million Americans received SSDI payments.
In 2010, nearly half of all SSDI applicants claimed that back pain and mental issues were their debilitating injury. This number has nearly doubled from 26 percent in 1965.
If you or a loved one has been injured and needs to SSDI payments because you can no longer work, you need experienced representation on your side in order to help you with the complicated process. Contact the Philadelphia Social Security Disability Insurance lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., by calling 610-667-7511 today.