The November 2015 Social Security disability statistics revealed an overall increase in the monthly compensation average. Along with these statistics the snapshot also shows that the number of disability beneficiaries has decreased by about 2,000 recipients. As expected, only small changes have occurred during the last 30 days. Similar changes can be seen in previous statistical updates as well.
November 2015 Social Security Disability Statistics Report
Total Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries: 10,813,000
Disabled Workers: 8,916,000
Spouses of Disabled Workers: 142,000
Children of Disabled Workers: 1,754,000
Average Monthly Social Security Disability Benefit Amount: $1,022.27
Disabled Workers: $1,165.76
Spouses of Disabled Workers: $318.24
Children of Disabled Workers: $350.25
Diving Deeper Into the November 2015 Stats
Further statistics reveal that the number of disability beneficiaries is holding strong on a monthly basis. This is great news for potential applicants who may be hesitant about starting the process. In November, the SSA approved more than 56,000 people for disability benefits. This was a slight decrease from the 69,670 of people who applied in October, but keep in mind this is a trend that seems to vary each month. The number of disability application filed last month was also down to 166,793 compared to the 232,814 the month before. This decrease is good news for new applicants. The less applications that are tying down the system, the faster a determination may be made.
How a Disability Advocate or Attorney Can Help
If you are thinking about applying for monthly Social Security disability benefits, contact a disability attorney or advocate in your area. They know the proper procedure to follow when applying. They can also provide you with any assistance you may need. In most cases, they can help you collect medical documentation, contact the SSA on your behalf, and appeal your denial, if needed.
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Megan Kelly is a former blogger and copywriter for LeadingResponse.