The Congressional Budget Office recently announced that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has seen a huge increase as more people are injured on the job in New York and throughout the nation. In this tough economy, more people are working long hours at jobs that are low in pay and high in stress (both physical and mental).

Social Security disability was allowed $93 billion for disability payments in 2010, but ended up exceeding that amount by more than $30 million; SSDI ending up paying a total of $124 billion to disabled workers in 2010.

The sad part is that many of those applying for Social Security disability in New York do not end up qualifying. In fact, only about 30% of applicants end up actually receiving disability for a work-related injury or disabling disease.

Your chance of becoming disabled doubles between the ages of 55 – 64. For those who live under the poverty line and did not graduate college or high school, the chance is especially high. Almost one third of all people will suffer an on-the-job accident or other disabling event that leaves them out of work for more than 3 months.

The Westchester County disability lawyers with Markhoff & Mittman, P.C. want to help you through the complex process of applying for disability in New York. Give us a call at 855-614-4351 today for a free and confidential consultation with a White Plains workers' comp or disability attorney who can explain your rights.