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Three years ago I wrote an article listing a few job boards that help people with disabilities gain employment. A lot has changed since then so I want to update that article and list a few more services that are now available.

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pile of question marksSSDI FAQ's

Several questions are commonly asked of our disability attorneys. Here are the answers to ten questions that you have probably already been asking.

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SSA LogoSocial Security Disability Statistics for August 2016

Statistics provided by the Social Security Administration follow a couple months behind. Here is the latest information.

Number of people receiving Social Security disability benefits who are disabled, under age 65-
    The average monthly benefit amount for a disabled worker was $1,166.

Number of people receiving SSI only age 18 to 64-
       4,893,000 with an average monthly pay of $561.  

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I Have Cancer. Can I Get Disability Benefits?

MRI machineAlmost 1,700,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer this year.  The National Cancer Institute estimates that 454 people out of 100,000 will be diagnosed with cancer. For many people getting the disease means severe illness and the inability to continue working to pay their bills. Do these needy people qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits?

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hand in airHistory of Social Security Disability

Relatives, friends and faith-based groups have historically been the predominate caretakers of people who were too ill or too old to work. However, this system has always allowed some people to fall through the cracks. Living off of donations barely allowed some people to subsist. Governments began instituting programs paid for by tax payers in an effort to create a better and more standard method of care.

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