Massive growth in numbers of people claiming disability
POSTED: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 6:24am
UPDATED: Monday, July 30, 2012 - 9:24am
Applications up nearly 50 percent over a decade ago
Tyler — Laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are flooding Social Security's disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward the brink of insolvency.
Applications are up nearly 50 percent over a decade ago. East Texans talk-back on what they think it should take to qualify.