Laid-off workers and baby boomers are flooding Social Security’s disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward the brink of insolvincy. Applications are up nearly 50% over a decade ago as people with disabilities lose their jobs and can’t find new ones in an economy that has shed nearly 7 million jobs.
The stampede for benefits is adding to agrowing backlog of applicants – many waiting two years or more before their cases are resolved.
Is it time to think about making sure we and our loved ones are protected outside the government programs?
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