Archive | Wall Street Journal

Unemployment Rate Continues to Impact Disability Applications

The Wall Street Journal reports that the market is flooded with qualified workers and employers can afford to be picky. As a result, workers with minor disabilities are facing increased adversity in their job search, according the Wall Street Journal. One employee, with minor hearing problems, was unable to find employment after almost a year […]

Continue Reading

Advocates Complain of Long Waits, Backlogs of Claims

The Wall Street Journal this week is running a series on the long delays at Social Security. The backlog of applications for disability benefits is so big the Social Security Administration has a special code—DXDI—for appeals dismissed because the applicant died waiting. Since 2005, the agency has made 15,043 DXDI designations. One person who died […]

Continue Reading

Unemployment Explains High Disability Application Rates

Everyone “knew” that disability applications were going up because of high unemployment rates, but here is a study that confirms the obvious: people need help. …”Their research found that close to 10% of Americans between the ages of 50 and 65 who didn’t have access to at least $5,000 applied for Social Security disability benefits […]

Continue Reading