Jul 31, 2009

Disability Claims Surging

The Associated Press reports that Social Security is expecting a wave of disability claims in coming months. The agency now expects 3.3 million new disability claims in the next year, an estimate that went up from 3 million in just the last five months. The number of people awaiting an initial determination on a disability claim has gone up from 556,000 to 736,000 over the last eight months.

Update: A Scripps story on the same topic says that Social Security is expecting 40% more disability claims this year than last.


Anonymous said...

How will ODAR cope with the increase?

Anonymous said...

It's the economy, stupid.

Anonymous said...

Not to worry - we've passed the tipping point. Didn't you see Mr. Foster's email?