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Social Security Administration Releases New Data on National Disability Statistics

Posted on September 11, 2015 by Disability Help Group

A recent blog posted on the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) website announces the release of two new online databases that will provide more public information about disability statistics and the state of disabilities in the United States. The state disability fact sheets and the national disability issue paper are now available to the public from the SSA website.

The state disability fact sheets present statewide information regarding the number of disabled workers, as well as the children and spouses of insured workers receiving Social Security disability benefits. Interested parties can get a better idea of the average annual disability benefit in their area as well as more detailed information about the beneficiaries in the congressional districts.

The national disability issue paper will simplify and explain the basic principles of the Social Security disability benefits program. This paper is more of a historical record and will be updated with the SSA’s latest progress to live up to its founding ideals.

While these resources will provide valuable information to disability advocates, academics, and government officials, they will also uphold the privacy of individuals. People receiving disability benefits should not worry about their personal information being shared, as the data is only statistical and does not include directly identifying information about benefit recipients.

The Disability Help Group Knows You’re More Than Just a Number

Too often are legislators and government officials looking at disability benefits as a numbers game. Disabled American workers need representation that sees them as a person rather than data on a fact sheet. The Disability Help Group looks at each person who reaches out to us as an individual with his or her own story to tell. Let us help you write the next chapter of your disability story and pursue a happy ending. Contact us online or call us at 1-(800)-800-3332 to schedule a consultation with our disability advocates.