Number of people receiving disability benefits hits new peak

According to data recently released by the Social Security Administration, the number of Americans receiving disability benefits has increased to 10,996,447 in April of this year from 10,981,423 in March, reported on May 20.

The current number is still higher than the entire populations of Greece, Tunisia, and Portugal. The next population overtaken will be Cuba at 11,047,251, data from the CIA World Factbook showed.

The people who benefited was comprised of 8,942,232 disabled workers; 153,475 spouses of disabled workers insured in the program; and 1,900,740 children of disabled workers. Among those individual categories, none broke records for the month. However, their combined number is the highest ever amount of recipients in the disability program since its inception.

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