The looming disability crisis gets the ’60 Minutes’ treatment

By Rob Nikolewski on October 7, 2013

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
SANTA FE – New Mexico Watchdog in June pored over statistics from the Social Security Administration and found New Mexico had one of the nation’s largest increases in people receiving disability benefits.
Between 2003 and 2011 — the most recent year available for states — New Mexico saw an increase [...]

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Yikes! The trust fund for paying disability beneficiaries runs out in less than three years

By Rob Nikolewski on July 8, 2013

The disability story isn’t going away.
Last month, New Mexico Watchdog reported how the number of people in New Mexico receiving Social Security disability benefits has skyrocketed nearly 60 percent in the last nine years.
Now, we’ve learned that by the Social Security Administration’s own figures, the national Disability Insurance Trust Fund is on a path to [...]

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