Quick facts: how much does Social Security spend on disability?

According to Social Security, 6.9 million disabled workers received disability benefits from Social Security in 2007. Another 1.8 million individuals received benefits as dependents of disabled workers.

This is compared to 31 million receiving retirement benefits.

The average monthly disability benefits was $979. Although it should be noted, for those receiving Supplemental Security Income benefits, the maximum amount a SSI recipient could receive in 2007 was $637.

Total payout to disabled workers and dependents in 2007 was 7.2 billion dollars. However, this is only 17% of total benefits paid by Social Security.

Just some quick facts.

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About Tomasz Stasiuk

Tomasz Stasiuk is a Colorado Springs Social Security disability lawyer and the founding attorney of the Stasiuk Firm - a law firm specializing in Social Security disability cases in Colorado. Follow Tomasz Stasiuk on Google and Twitter

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