Applications are up nearly 50 percent over a decade ago as people with disabilities lose their jobs and can't find new ones in an economy that has shed nearly 7 million jobs.
The stampede for benefits is adding to a growing backlog of applicants — many wait two years or more before their cases are resolved — and worsening the financial problems of a program that's been running in the red for years.-Social Security disability on verge of insolvency
Let me get this straight. Many of these people were capable of working until the economy went bad and they lost their jobs, which means they are still able to work, they just can't find work, which makes them no different from other jobless Americans, but how then can they be considered "disabled" in the context of this boondoggle program? Wasn't it supposed to be for people too disabled to earn a living on their own, by working?
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