SSA-LogoSocial Security Disability Statistics for October 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-
    14,083,000.
    The average monthly benefit amount for a disabled worker was $1,167.44.

Number of people receiving SSI only age 18 to 64-
       4,874,000 with an average monthly pay of $561.  

  

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christmas giftsChristmas Gifts for People with Disabilities

As Christmas rolls around the need for purchasing gifts rears its head. Perhaps you have the responsibility to purchase a gift for someone with a disability. This can cause great consternation. There are hundreds of horror stories of people who thoughtlessly gave gifts to people with disabilities. Hearing impaired people have received music CDs. Visually impaired people have received DVDs and movement challenged children have been given jump ropes. Some careful thought, however, may keep you from being negatively talked about for many years to come.

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lady serving foodHoliday Volunteers

Thanksgiving is approaching. In just a few more days hundreds, even thousands, of people with good intentions will volunteer to scoop little white balls of mashed potatoes and ladle spoonfuls of dripping, greasy gravy onto plates and hand them to less fortunate souls than themselves. When the serving is done these volunteers will go back home and sit down at their own Thanksgiving feasts, sit back and breathe sighs of relief that their good deed is finally finished.

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people shopping in a storeShopping with a Disability

November starts the official shopping season for end of year holidays. For people with disabilities the “joyous holidays” can mean the start of two months of increased stress having to deal with more people in the store aisles, fewer available handicap parking spots and shorter tempers from other shoppers trying to get the same sale items. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you through this holiday season’s shopping.

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SSA-LogoSocial Security Disability Statistics for September 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-
    14,085,000.
    The average monthly benefit amount for a disabled worker was $1,028.

Number of people receiving SSI only age 18 to 64-
       4,875,000 with an average monthly pay of $561.  

  

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