Social Security has posted year end data on the number of Disability Insurance Benefits claims filed, approved and in payment status through the end of 2015. As of the end of calendar year 2015 the number of claims filed was down 4.3% from 2014. The number of claims approved was also down 4.3%. The number of claimants in current payment status declined by a half percent in 2015. Terminations of benefits increased by 2.95%. The termination rate was up to 8.62%, the highest it's been in at least 15 years.