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Policy Basics

Social Security’s Disability Insurance (DI) program provides modest but vital benefits to workers who can no longer do substantial work due to a severe medical impairment.

We work to ensure that the program is adequately funded and to analyze reform proposals to determine their impact on the program’s long-term solvency and its beneficiaries.

SNAP Helps Millions with Disabilities

Some House Republicans are reportedly considering major cuts to SNAP (formerly food stamps) to help pay for tax cuts, and President Trump’s budget proposes major SNAP cuts. So it’s a good time to...

The Big Picture On Disability Benefits

In light of the Washington Post’s new profile of a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applicant in Lamar County, Alabama, let’s put the story in its proper context: The...