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Women And Social Security Disability

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Mar 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

Why's Everybody Always Pickin' On Me?

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.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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