Every month, 14 million Americans receive a disability check from the government.
The federal government spends more money each year on cash payments for disabled former workers than it spends on food stamps and welfare combined.
Federal disability costs in 2013 were $260 billion a year in the United States.
In 1968, there were 51 full time workers in the United States for every one person who was collecting disability. In 2013, there were 13 full time workers in the United States for every one person collecting disability.
As of March 2013, the average monthly benefit for a disabled worker was about $1,129, with male workers receiving $1,255 per month and female workers receiving $993 per month on average.