Applictions Up, Approvals Down

…. The number of workers applying for SSDI disability payments increased
to 2.2 million in 2007, 2.6% more that in 2006, while the number of
disabled workers approved for payments declined to 37.6 percent, the lowest
approval rate in the history of the program. Despite the increase in
monthly SSDI payments, now averaging $1004 per worker, payments are less
reliable and have not kept pace with the growing financial needs of
disabled workers, putting the financial security of workers and their
dependents at greater risk. See full detail and statistics here:

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