Monday, September 23, 2013

American Lawmakers Baffled By Swelling of Disability Rolls


"The migration of so many people from work to the disability rolls is raising concern among lawmakers in Congress that the program is being stretched beyond its original intent of providing a safety net for former workers whose medical problems make them unable to work."
"Last week, the Government Accountability Office found that the program made $1.3 billion in potentially improper payments to people who had jobs when they were supposedly disabled. The allegedly improper payments represent less than 1 percent of disability payments."
The result: “The disability program is increasingly becoming a long-term unemployment program."