Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Some Intersting Statistics re: The Disabled in the U.S.A.

There are 11.3 million SSA disability beneficiaries today 18 to 64
8.5 million receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
5.6 million receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits
1.4 million Americans are concurrent (dual eligible), SSI & SSDI3
Annual SSI & SSDI benefits total approx. $146 billion per year4
Medicaid to people blind or disabled was $126 billion in 20075
Medicare to those eligible through SSA was $81 billion in 20086
The combined costs of public disability benefits (income and healthcare nationally are $440 billion per year7