New Estimates Predict Trouble For Social Security Disability Payments
The Fiscal Times: Social Security Disability Payments in Peril by 2017
The trust fund that supports Social Security disability benefits will run out of money by 2017, leaving the program unable to pay full benefits unless Congress acts, according to new congressional estimates. ... This year, about 3.3 million people are expected to apply for federal disability benefits. That's 700,000 more than in 2008 and 1 million more than a decade ago (8/21).