In 2010, it is estimated that 3.3 millions persons will apply for Social Security Disability. That is an increase of 300,000 applications from 2009. There are many reasons for the spike in applications. The aging of the adult population is one factor. Many observers, including Social Security Disability Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., believe that the economic recession is the main cause. According to attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., of Boca Raton, he has seen a large increase of Social Security applicants, who were pushed out of the tight job market, because their disability made them totally unemployable.
The outcome of the increase of applications, is a huge backlog and a long waiting period. According to the Congressional Research Service, most applicants now wait an average of approximately two years until the claim is processed and appealed. Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., with offices in Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, hopes that the U.S. Congress will finally authorize additional monies to the beleagured Social Security Administration