Who is eligible for DI benefits?

The Social Security test of disability is very strict and to be eligible for DI benefits, the Social Security law says that the applicant must be “unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has […]

Social Security Disability Insurance

SSDI program cost

In 2011, the SSDI trust fund received $106.3 billion, mainly from the 0.9% tax on wages that workers and employers both pay. Total payments made from the SSDI trust fund were $132.3 billion and for the benefits of disabled workers and their families, resulting in an annual deficit of $26.1 billion in 2011. The cumulative assets […]

Social Security Disability Insurance

SSDI common disablities

Many beneficiaries have multiple conditions. Of the 8.6 million individuals receiving disabled worker benefits at the end of 2011, 32 % had mental impairments as the main disabling condition, or primary diagnosis. They include 4 % with intellectual disability and 28 % with other mental disorders. Musculoskeletal conditions – such as arthritis, back injuries and […]

Social Security Disability Insurance
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