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Reason #36: Record Numbers on Disability Benefits

September 12, 2014

Record Numbers on Disability Benefits. The number of individuals receiving disability benefits has continued to climb to record levels, due to the poor economy and other factors.

Source: Social Security Administration, Recipients of Social Security, SSI, or Both.


As introduced on June 17, 2014, Ways and Means Chairman Camp is listing 40 reasons for the Senate to pass the 40 jobs bills the House has already approved.  The reasons define the distress Americans continue to feel in the “new normal” of high unemployment and weak job creation resulting from Obama Administration economic policies. 

View the prior reasons here.