Who Pays for Disability Insurance Benefits?

Workers and employers pay for the Disablity Insurance program with part of their Social Security taxes. Each workers and employers pay a Social Security tax that is 6.2% of workers earnings up to a cap of $110,100 in 2012. The cap is adjusted each year to keep pace with average wages. Of the normal 6.2%, […]

Social Security Disability

Social Security disability definition

Social Security Advisory Board has asked whether the Social Security disability definition should be changed in some fundamental way. The Disability Policy Panel studied this question at length and reached the following conclusions: Programs for people with disabilities should use definitions of disability as eligibility criteria that match the purpose of the program. A single, […]

Social Security Disability