According to data from the Social Security Administration (SSA), over 10.1 million people, 2.5% of whom were disabled widows or widowers, received disability benefits via the Social Security Disability Insurance program in 2012.
According to the SSA, the number of disabled workers started rising in 1990 with December 2012 records showing that there were 8.8 million disabled workers in the United States, 1 million of whom are disabled adults with children and 255,472 disabled widows and widowers. Workers made up a majority of those receiving disability benefits at 87.5%.
Disabled worker benefits increase when the beneficiaries’ age increases. For instance, in December 2012, the largest percentage of disabled-worker beneficiaries were from ages 60 to 64 as disability benefits become retirement benefits when the worker reaches ages 65 to 67, considered to be full retirement age.
If you are experiencing problems regarding your Social Security disability benefits application, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our attorneys at the Chris Mayo Law Firm. We can help you navigate this process more easily and deal with any issues that occur. Call us at (210) 899-5440 to find out more about how we can help you.