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More People Receiving Insurance from Social Security

Created on August 1, 2014

More People Receiving Insurance from Social Security

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Read the original report, "Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund Will Be Exhausted in Just Two Years: Beneficiaries Facing Nearly 20 Percent Cut in Benefits," by Rachel Greszler.

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Source: Author’s calculations based on data from Social Security Administration, Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2011, Beneficiaries in Current- Payment Status, Table 3, http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ statcomps/di_asr/2011/sect01b.html#table3 (accessed June 11, 2014); Social Security Administration, 2013 OASDI Trustees Report, http://www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/TR/ 2013/index.html (accessed June 11, 2014); Social Security Administration, “Monthly Statistical Snapshot, April 2014,” http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/stat_snapshot/ (accessed June 11, 2014); and U.S. Census Bureau, annual population estimates, ages 16 to 64.

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Tags: Social-Security, disability-insurance, trust-fund, beneficiaries