International Women’s Day: Women and Disability Benefits

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March 8th marks International Women’s Day. This day originally simply celebrated women in the workforce, but it now has broader meaning. It promotes political and social awareness of women’s achievements and continued struggles worldwide. We at Summit Disability Law Group want to help spread the word about this day and its message.

Participate in the International Women’s Day Campaign

The International Women’s Day 2017 campaign aims to promote the active involvement of women in economies and governments across the world. If you would like to participate in this effort,  the campaign asks supporters to post on social media with the hashtag #BeBoldForChange.

At Summit Disability Law Group, we strive to serve the community through our work. As more women enter the workforce and pay taxes, more become potentially eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Unfortunately, millions of Americans live with disabilities that prevent them from working and earning money. In 2013, almost 50% of disability benefits recipients were women. If you suffer from a disability that makes work impossible, we can help you get these benefits.

Women and Disability Benefits

As the female labor force increases, so does the number of female Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients. Social security disability benefits help disabled women in the workforce pursue their goals and provide for themselves and their families.

  • How to Apply

If you are disabled and no longer able to work and earn money, you may be eligible for disability benefits.

  • You can apply online on the Social Security Administration’s website.
  • You can call 1-800-772-1213 to schedule an appointment at a local Social Security office or submit your application over the phone.

Need Help with a Disability Case? Call Us Today

This International Women’s Day, be bold for change in whatever way you can. If you are living with a disability and want to learn more about benefits, Summit Disability Law Group can help.

You don’t need to go through the application process alone. Our experienced disability attorneys know how to build a successful case. To learn more about the process on your own, order a free copy of our book, The Utah Social Security Disability Handbook. Then, contact us today for a free initial consultation about your case!

 

Photo “International women day in Egypt” copyright by Al Jazeera English.