Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) covers most people who work and pay Social Security taxes. In 2016, SSDI provided vital income support to almost 11 million workers with disabilities and their families, representing 18 percent of those receiving Social Security benefits. SSDI benefits are particularly important to older workers because they are more likely than younger workers to have chronic illnesses and other disabling conditions.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE: Policy
Social Security Disability Insurance should continue as a critical wage replacement system for people (and their families) who are unable to work because of a medical impairment.