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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 Americans become disabled?



 
According to U.S. census data, eighteen percent of the American population (at this point in time, that comes to 58 million citizens) has some form of disability with 12% having a severe disability.

I've probably seen similar figures before, but, still, the statistics are sobering. And, of course, not surprising. Aside from the fact that many accidents and impairments just happen, humans, like machines, wear out. And as we age, we become more susceptible to all sorts of illnesses and more susceptible to injury (due to bone thinning, slowed reflexes, and the chance factor: the longer you live the more likely it is that "something" will happen to you).

Disability, to some extent, and in one form or another, may be something that many of us have to look forward to. Literally. According to an article published on foxnews.com, "One in seven workers will be disabled for more than five years."

Adding insult to injury are the financial repercussions of becoming disabled: "46% of all home foreclosures are caused by a disability" (remember: half of all bankruptcies are due to medical reasons). Again, and unfortunately, not surprising. Individuals who file for disability benefits through the social security administration routinely have the specter of possible--and actual--home foreclosure thrust upon them.

And even when someone's home is not being taken away from them, the picture doesn't get really get that much better. According to census information, the poverty rate for those with a severe disability is 26 percent.








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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.