Number Of Federal Disability Beneficiaries Reaches Another Record

Frances Fox Piven

Frances Fox Piven

As the unemployment rate ever-so-slowly ticks down, the number of federal disability beneficiaries continues to climb. The number reached another record high in April, and we now have more Americans on SSDI than the country of Greece has citizens. Frances Fox Piven must be so proud.

The total number of people in the United States now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,962,532 million in April, which exceeds the 10,815,197 people who live in the nation of Greece.

According to newly released datafrom the Social Security Administration, the record 10,962,532 total disability beneficiaries in April, included a record 8,865,586 disabled workers (up from 8,853,614 in March), 1,936,236 children of disabled workers, and 160,710 spouses of disabled workers.

According to its latest census, Greece had only 10,815,197 residents.

April was the 195th straight month that the number of American workers collecting federal disability payments increased. (Read More)