Test your Disability Program Knowledge
1. Your chances of being struck by lightning in the United States in any one year are one in 775,000. What are the chances of a 20-year-old becoming disabled before reaching retirement age?
- A. 1 in 40,000
- B. 1 in 400
- C. 1 in 4,000
- D. 1 in 4
2. To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, a person's disability must be expected to last:
- A. 6 months
- B. At least 12 months or to result in death
- C. 3 years
3. Which statement describes the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program?
- A. Workers earn SSDI coverage by paying taxes
- B. SSDI is the largest disability insurance program in the United States
- C. SSDI provides cash benefits to disabled workers
- D. SSDI provides cash benefits to the dependents of disabled workers
- E. All of the above
4. Under the Social Security Compassionate Allowances program, we pay expedited benefits to severely disabled individuals. How many conditions are on the list?
- A. 25
- B. 50
- C. 100
- D. 225
5. For every dollar paid in Social Security taxes, how much does the agency spend to administer the program (cost of running the agency)?
- A. 20 cents
- B. 10 cents
- C. 1 cent
6. A yearly income of $11,490 or less puts you in the poverty category according to U.S. guidelines. What is the average yearly amount of Social Security disability benefits for an individual?
- A. $10,752
- B. $13,752
- C. $17,752
7. In 2012, how much money did our aggressive program to prevent disability fraud save the Social Security Administration?
- A. $3 million
- B. $340 million
- C. $34 million
8. Only 31 percent of people have private sector long-term disability insurance. What percent of workers does Social Security Disability Insurance cover?
- A. 30%
- B. 50%
- C. 90%