Facing a double whammy of the aging of the baby boomers and the economic downturn, the Social Security Administration faces an unprecedented backlog of claims, Michael Astrue, commissioner of the Social Security Administration, told members of the House Ways and Means Committee earlier this year.
“Over the past few years, we anticipated and planned for the additional disability claims caused by the aging of the baby boomers who are now entering their most disability-prone years. Regrettably, the deterioration we saw in the national economy exacerbated our already fragile situation,” Astrue testified on April 27.
Nationwide, Social Security anticipates this year receiving 3.3 million disability claims, up 700,000 applications – or 37 percent – from 2008. Because of this backlog, it may take years before you receive a favorable decision from the Social Security Administration. For these reasons your LTD policy is even more valuable than ever. You cannot afford to be denied. Getting your LTD benefits upon initial application or on appeal may be vital to your survival. It will fill the gap while waiting for Social Security Disability.
At CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC, we fight for the disabled. We assit client in all stage of thier claim from application, to appeal, mediation or fighting in court if necessary.