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The number of American workers collecting federal disability payments climbed to yet another record high of 8,830,026 in January, up from 8,827,795 in December, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration.
This is the 192nd straight month that the number of American workers collecting federal disability payments has increased. The last time the number of Americans collecting disability decreased was in January 1997. That month the number of workers taking disability dropped by 249 people—from 4,385,623 in December 1996 to 4,385,374 in January 1997
In January 2013, with a record 8,830,026 Americans collecting disability and 115,918,000 working fulltime, there were only 13 Americans working full-time for each person collecting disability.
Originally posted by neo96
That is a big problem depression, and anexity qualifiers for disability? MEH
Anyone able to work should be there are those who simply can't someone sitting there telling me near 10 million a people are on disability there is something rotten in denmark.
I know that there are people who game the system. Given my own experience trying to get disability though, it has been next to impossible. I am aware that even mentioning that I am attempting to get disability will gain the ire of many posters, regardless of the medical issue, but it is what it is.
It is extremely frustrating to me that people are even considered for disability with things like anxiety and depression, much less accepted!
Originally posted by 200Plus
It's an ugly road to reach a beautiful goal.
Originally posted by jibeho
reply to post by ganjoa
The whole point of disability benefits is to get people back to work and healthy who be came disabled while working. It was never intended to be a lifetime disbursement for the majority who collect it. Yes there are exceptions.