Study Shows Benefit Payouts Increase, But Fewer Receive Assistance

by Staff | May 7th, 2014

New figures from Johns Hopkins University are showing the U.S. is spending more than ever before on benefits programs like Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income; however, these programs offer their assistance to fewer and fewer people each year.

The findings were presented earlier this month at the Population Association of America’s annual meeting. They showed a 74 percent increase in federal spending towards welfare programs over the past three decades.

A majority of the funds were given to those who worked, were part of a two-parent family, and had children.

However, an article from PBS Newshour explains there were some peculiarities to the results. The team found aid levels going to lower income families declined, while benefits going to similar families with higher income levels dramatically increased. This leaves many wondering why more benefits are not going to those who are in a situation of greater financial need for assistance.

The findings also leave many who can’t work due to a disability curious as to what they can do to increase their chances of having their benefit claims approved. The Social Security Disability attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain there is one thing you can do to increase the chances of a benefit approval and that is hire an attorney.

Our team has decades of experience helping disabled workers get the compensation they deserve, and we may be able to help you, too. Call us today at (866) 684-7216 to speak with our legal staff and see what we can do for you.

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