There are no explicit differences in how Social Security handles disability claims from men and women, That said, things can be a bit more complicated for women when it comes to getting the Social Security benefits to which they are entitled. The Center On Budget And Policy Priorities has posted a
very interesting article on this topic.
Five Things To Know
The report details five facts that women should be aware of when it comes to Social Security disability. They are:
* Nearly the same number of men and women collect Social Security disability benefits
* Because women are in the workforce more, they are increasingly eligible for Social Security disability benefits
* With this near-equality, more women are getting Social Security disability benefits
* But, women still get lower monthly Social Security disability benefits
* Women qualify for Social Security disability benefits at different rates for different medical conditions
Though this is a bit of dense read, with charts and graphs, it is worth the time. This is pointedly true if you are a woman trying to get Social Security disability benefits.
Another Article, More Bad News
Another recent article notes that Social Security has been short-changing widows. This happens when Social Security fails to tell widows they can delay taking their retirement benefits until age 70 even as they collect widow's benefits.
If you are a woman who applied for and/or received Social Security disability benefits, did you notice any different treatment due to your sex? Let me know.