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Women and Pennsylvania Social Security: A Look at the Numbers

Women are an essential component to the Pennsylvanian workplace. Whether they are working hard in the office, or staying home to take care of the kids so that others can go to their places of employment—they are extremely valuable. Unfortunately, many often require the assistance of Social Security. Here, we take a look at the numbers behind women and Social Security Disability.

A Rising Need

According to the Social Security Administration, the need for women requiring Social Security Disability is rising. From 1999 to 2009, the rate of disability has grown by about 72 percent. Since 1990, the number of women who are fully insured under Social Security has grown by 28 percent, to 99.7 million women.

Less Coverage Than Men

Women are typically less likely to earn as much money as men during their careers, which means their Social Security benefits may be lower. For example, in April 2009, the average Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefit for women was about 22 percent lower at $920.47 compared to $1,188.52 for men.

If you are disabled and unable to work, you may be wondering how you will be able to pay your bills and provide for your family. Fortunately, Social Security may be available to help.

The attorneys of Schmidt Kramer have a lot of experience helping people just like you get the Social Security benefits they need to stay in their homes and keep food on the table. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to speak with an attorney about your situation—we are standing by to help.

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