“image

How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
Disability Requirements, Disability Status
How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay

How many people die while waiting for disability benefits?



 
It's always been the case that disability claims for SSD or SSI take too long for the majority of applicants. And, sadly, it's been a longstanding reality that individuals do die while waiting for their disability claims to be approved, either on the application or on a subsequent appeal.

The mere fact that people die while waiting for an appeal to be decided is substantial evidence of how inefficient the system really is. If a person's impairment, or combination of impairments was severe enough to play a part in their demise, it should also have been enough to demonstrate to a disability examiner that the condition or conditions likewise satisfied the Social Security Administration of disability. That definition actually does include language stating that, to be approved for disability, a condition must be severe enough to potentially result in death.

How many disability claimants die while waiting on their case? According to a recent article in Realclear Politics, "In 2017 alone, more than 10,000 people died waiting to hear if they would be awarded insurance benefits that they had worked for years to earn – a 15 percent increase over the previous year."








Essential Questions

What is the Social Security Disability SSI list of impairments?

Can you work while getting or applying for Disability?

How Often Does Social Security Approve Disability The First Time You Apply?

Tips for getting Social Security Disability or SSI benefits approved

What medical conditions will get you approved for disability?

What kind of Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?

Receiving a Disability Award Letter

Conditions Social Security will recognize as a disability

Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI

Applying for disability in your state



Most popular topics on SSDRC.com

Social Security Disability SSI Questions

The listings, list of disabling impairments

Can a mental illness qualify you for disability?

Disability Lawyers prevent unnecessary denials

How much Social Security Disability SSI back pay?

How to apply for disability for a child or children

Filing a Social Security Disability SSI application

Filing for disability - when to file

How to apply for disability - where to apply

Qualifications for disability benefits

How to Prove you are disabled and Win your Disability Benefits

Qualifying for Disability - The Process

How to get disability for depression

Getting disability for fibromyalgia

SSI disability for children with ADHD

What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?

Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability

Social Security Disability SSI Exam tips

More Social Security Disability SSI Questions

Social Security Disability SSI definitions

What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI?



New and featured pages on SSDRC.com

Who can help me file for disability?




Related pages:

If I get approved for disability on the second application

How long will an SSI or SSDI disability claim take?

How long after my consultative appointments will I get a decision on my disability claim?

How long does it take to get SSI Disability Benefits?

Can I get married and still get my Social Security Disability?

How many people die while waiting for disability benefits?

Does SSA go by onset date or application date for back pay?

If you get denied at a disability hearing, can you win later?

Can you work while filing for disability?

Can medications qualify you for disability?

Will Social Security respond to a dire need letter?

Denied disability because of work credits

Can you still get SSI if you are denied SSDI?







These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

Can you get temporary Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?

Permanent Social Security Disability

What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?

Who is eligible for SSI disability?

Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?

What makes a person eligible to receive disability benefits?

Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?

What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?









For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.