According to recent study, the total number of disability and workers' compensation claims has not changed drastically, despite a weak economy - and costs associated with disability and workers' compensation claims has only risen slightly.
Some commentators speculate that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is in trouble due the considerable ongoing shortfalls faced by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds, who had previously assured Americans that retirement and survivor benefits would not exceed tax receipts until 2018, recently announced that this occurred in fiscal 2010.
Earlier this month, the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) released their 2010 study of welfare benefits programs. The study showed some interesting data on New York's workers' compensation benefits.