Is it easier to get disability if I am over 50 years old? Why is it harder for younger people to get disability?
Why is it easier to get Social Security disability after age 50? It is easier for…
Millions of people receiving Social Security benefits will be getting a very small increase – 0.3% – in their monthly benefits in 2017. This marks the fifth year in a row that older and disabled Americans will have to settle for historically low increases. The adjustment works out to an average increase of less than $4 a month for an average Social Security recipient.
More than 60 million retirees, disabled workers, and beneficiaries receive Social Security benefits. The cost-of-living adjustment also affects the more than 8 million people who get Supplemental Security Income, the disability program for individuals with lower incomes, and 4 million disabled veterans.
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