Modernizing the SSDI Eligibility Criteria: Trends in Demographics and Labor Markets Affecting Workers in the “Grid”

Social Security Disability Insurance program outlays have increased rapidly, roughly doubling in real terms over the past fifteen years.Participation in program (as % of labor-force) has doubled over the past twenty years. Determining the cause of this rapid rate of growth is essential for setting the program on a sustainable, long-term responsible path.