Disability Beneficiaries Exceed 10.9 Million 2 Straight Years

The number of disability beneficiaries has exceeded 10,900,000 for two straight years, according to data from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

The number of beneficiaries first exceeded 10.9 million in February 2013 and has remained above that level for 25 months — the most recent data from February 2015 show the number of disability beneficiaries to be 10,916,460.


The number of Americans receiving disability benefits peaked in May 2014 when it exceeded 11 million, hitting a record high of 11,004,507.