According to the Washington Post, the trustees for the Social Security Disability fund have announced that it will be funded at its current rate until 2052. The trustees had previously announced, back in 2015, that the trust might run out of funds as early as 2016, but a combination of low unemployment and few new disability claims have led to the positive revision to estimates of Social Security’s continued solvency. This is good news for anyone who relies on Social Security Disability, as it means they will continue to have its support for at least a few more decades.
It’s probably safe to say that no one wants to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. However, if you’re in a position where you might need them, it’s certainly better to have them than not. However, the law places several restrictions on who can access SSDI benefits, and not everyone who may want them can qualify for them.