Hechos sorprendentes sobre la discapacidad del Seguro Social

Hechos sorprendentes sobre la discapacidad del Seguro Social

This is a blog about Social Security Disability and VA Service Connected Compensation.  It’s intended to be well-meaning and is most often based on personal history and well-developed expertise in these fields.  Though we are covering surprising Social Security facts, this is also a blog written to inform and provide a perspective beyond the clear cut data.

The basis of perspective is seeing the way Social Security facts play out in stories.  Clients’ stories and my own.  Most blog posts seek to provide perspective while providing little factual citation to support surprising insights.  This article does the opposite.  It provides surprising Social Security Facts facts you may not realize with source material to back it up.  And how these facts they can inform you in your decision about pursuing a claim for SSDI.

El receptor promedio de SSDI recibe alrededor de $1,165 por mes en compensación financiera.

This is significantly less than the average wage-earning income.  But certainly more than the alternative of not being able to earn a wage.  We discussed this more in depth in the article, How Much will I make on Disability?

We didn’t cover the compensation gap, though.  Men earn, on average about$300 more than women on SSDI.  The income gap is similar to the wage gap in general employment.  Disparities in systems tend to become magnified in situations like this.  A $/hr difference in employment leads to large differences in support benefits.

12.5% de los trabajadores quedarán discapacitados durante cinco años o más durante sus carreras.

That’s one in eight.   No one believes physical or mental health injuries will afflict them, but the facts don’t bear this out.  Most people rate their chance of needing to pursue something like SSDI at around 2%.   The reality is that for someone coming into the workforce, the likelihood of needing to pursue this benefit is around 25%.

 Si desea conocer su propia probabilidad de lesionarse o enfermarse y no poder trabajar antes de jubilarse, esto es una calculadora creado por el Council for Disability Awareness.

El espectro de lesiones incapacitantes es más amplio de lo que cree.

While bone and tissue injuries make up the greatest percentage, they are not the majority of SSDI claims.  Grouped together the following conditions account for 60% of all disabling conditions for recipients of Social Security Disability.



Condiciones de salud mental

Condiciones cardiovasculares  


¡Tu mejor apuesta es permanecer en la lucha!

In the article, Here are your Real Chances in Getting your Social Security Claim Approved, we covered your chances of achieving a favorable outcome in pursuing a disability (SSDI) claim.  We broke down your chances at each level of a claim.  We also covered what happens when/if you need to appeal.   You may recall that the overall claims success rate rises when you stay in the fight.

The best way to stay in the fight is to make sure you have an attorney who knows these Social Security Facts.  They need to know Social Security Disability backward and forwards and have a system in place to effectively advocate your claim.

Si usted es uno de los 70% que recibirá esa temida carta de denegación de su reclamo inicial de SSI o SSDI, debe buscar una consulta (gratuita) de alguien que sepa cómo mantenerlo en la lucha.  

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