Perhaps the crisis is over. The Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) program has been growing for years, and there has been much "sky is falling talk." Many have attempted to tie isolated incidents of fraud and other abuses of the system to the overall growth of the program. The suggestion is that but for that fraud, the growth would have remained manageable and the current levels of funding would be adequate to maintain the program.
Most of those assertions lack evidence to support their claims, and there is much evidence to suggest they are wrong. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has long expected much of this growth, caused by the aging of the population and by the growing participation by women in the workforce.