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Why Do Social Security Disability Claims Increase In A Bad Economy?



 
Many would never guess that a bad economy could lead to an increase in Social Security Disability claims. However, more disability claims are a logical outcome when you take the time to think about the effects of a bad economy. When the economy is bad, many companies lay off higher paid employees in an effort to save money or they seek younger individuals to take the place of their older employees, because they are often willing to accept less benefits and pay.

This means that thousands of individuals who are in their forties, fifties, and sixties are being laid off, and individuals of this age group often have health problems. Many worked for employers who were aware of their health problems and some even had employers who actively helped their employees keep their jobs.

Older individuals with health problems are not likely to be hired by other corporations who are looking for individuals who are young and in good health, so what can they do? They still have financial obligations to take care of and often no way to be hired for work.



For many, the very last resort is filing for Social Security Disability. From my experience, I've found that, for these individuals, filing for disability is a very humbling experience that they do not relish. Contrary to what many might think, most individuals who have worked all their lives do not want to file for disability benefits.

Keep in mind, Social Security Disability benefits rarely come close to what an individual was making while they were working, Consequently, I am sure these laid off workers would rather find jobs that could provide pay and medical insurance for their family rather than filing for disability benefits, although this is impossible for some.








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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.