Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability

Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability: In the U.S., less than half of all people who apply for disability benefits — about 45 percent — are ultimately accepted, says Lisa Ekman with the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives. Getting a hearing takes an average of nearly 600 days. 'It is not easy to get disability benefits, and it's a very complicated and difficult process,' she says.

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