No, of course not. But that is not the message you may have received from some places. The theme from some is that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is growing at an alarming rate and it is because applications are approved for practically any medical condition and that some administrative law judges "rubber stamp" virtually every appeal.
Truth is, the only shocking element of the SSDI saga is the glacial speed with which Congress has reacted to the necessary funding adjustments the program needs. The most recent report from the trustees of the Social Security system detail that nothing new or unexpected has suddenly happened, no shocking demographic trends have recently come to light, and that the system still needs Congress to act quickly to prevent great hardship for SSDI beneficiaries.