Nearly 9 million Americans now collect. While workers are older and sicker, that's not the whole picture.
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Patients and their families need to be on extra vigilant to make sure personal data is safe from scammers and medical identity thieves.
The Social Security trust fund that makes payments to disabled workers will be depleted by 2016. Why isn't this considered a crisis?
Mobile-friendly site allows users to review records, sign up for direct deposit and more. But will people be afraid to use it?
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More than 8.8 million US workers now collect the benefits, a sixfold jump since 1970 that cost the government $135 billion last year.
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