Recession Brings Record Social Security Disability Claims

What is the relationship between a recession and Social Security Disability? According to attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., a social security expert in Boca Raton, disabled individuals who might normally find work in a healthy economy, are totally shut out when unemployment is over 10%. According to Randy Zeldin, Esq., even marginally disabled workers have a smaller base of jobs from which to choose during a recession. The result is a dramatic increase in the number of Social Security Disability claims. Specifically, in 2009, there were 260,000 more Social Security Disability claims, or an 11% increase over 2008.

Prof. David Autor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is concerned that the Social Security system is currently spending more money than it is taking in. Randy Zeldin, Esq. agrees with Prof. Autor and does not anticipate a slow down of SSD applications until the recession finally comes to an end.