Question of the Day
Which of the following diagnoses is the most common reason why people receive Social Security disability benefits?
Among the 10.2 million people who received Social Security disability payments in December of 2016, 35% obtained these benefits for mental disorders, 29% for diseases of the musculoskeletal system, and 4% for injuries. Between 1965 and 2017, the U.S. population grew by 62%. During the same period, the number of people receiving disability benefits increased by 499%.