The ongoing recession, particularly in hard hit areas such as South Florida, has given rise to a substantial number of Social Security Disability claims. The Sun Sentinel recently documented this phenomenon in South Florida, citing Social Security Disability attorney and lawyer Randy Zeldin, Esq. of Boca Raton, for input. Since 2007, the number of Social Security Disability claims in South Florida has risen more than 40%. In good economic times, a healthier job market might be able to accommodate disabled workers, according to Social Security attorney, Randy Zeldin, Esq. However, a worker 50 years or older, even without a disability, will incur huge obstacles in this job market. Add a disability to the equation and the 50 year old has little choice but to attempt to get Social Security Disability benefits.