The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) has published its 2019 Chart Book on Social Security Disability Insurance. With numerous interesting charts, it analyzes the following questions:
- Why Is Social Security Disability Insurance Important?
- Why Have the SSDI Have Rolls Grown?
- Who Receives SSDI?
- What Financing Issues Does SSDI Face?
For example, the report demonstrates that workers have a sobering one in three chance of death or disability before reaching retirement age, but disability rates do increase with age. It also compares the relatively low percent of gross domestic product the United States spends on disability benefits compared to other countries. Lots of fascinating data in an easy to read format!