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.