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    The number of Americans cited by the Wall Street Journal who were receiving Social Security disability benefits was 10.6 million. But I just checked, and according the Social Security Administration,as of December 2012 there were only 8.8 million disabled workers. with an average monthly benefit amount of $1,130.34 --- plus 1.9 million children, who never received any unemployment benefits at all.
    There are only 8.8 million disabled workers collecting SSDI. That includes workers who were disabled any time up to Dec 2012.

    Some were disabled recently, but some were disabled a long time ago.

    The Fox/Wall St. Joke includes children who are collected SSI, who have never collected UI, because they were never laid off.

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