High unemployment leads to more disability claims

The high unemployment rate and the poor economy are factors contributing to the increase in Social Security Disability benefits claims being filed across the United States. Disabled workers are finding that the job market is much slimmer for them due to their disabilities.

Individuals who have lost their jobs may turn to disability benefits to help them during this difficult time. The number of people who have filed for these benefits in 2011 compared to 2008  rose by almost 1 million people. It is common to see this increase during a recession as recent patterns have suggested.

The amount paid to individuals whose claims were approved averages out to $1,070 per month. The amount a person receives is directly related to the amount of money they contributed through the Social Security payroll tax.

If you need assistance filing a Social Security Disability claim, please contact the Indianapolis social security attorneys of the Hankey Law Office by calling 317-634-8565 today.