Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America
Mar 22, 2013 — In the last 15 years the number of people in the U.S. receiving payments from the federal government for disability has nearly doubled. Why? Two experts have been trying to unravel the mystery.
Mar 25, 2013 — As part of our continuing series on the rapid rise in the number of people receiving federal disability payments, we visit Hale County, Ala., where nearly one in four working-age people are on disability.
Mar 26, 2013 — As part of our continuing series on the rapid rise in the number of people receiving federal disability payments, we explore the world of disability lawyers.
Mar 27, 2013 — Planet Money looks at company called PCG which state governments hire to move people off of welfare and onto disability. States hire PCG to do this because states pay part of the bill for welfare, but don't pay for people on disability.
Mar 28, 2013 — In a continuing exploration of the nation's disability system, Planet Money looks at one of the fastest growing categories of disability recipients: children. The number of children on the program for poor disabled families is five times what it was 25 years ago.
Mar 29, 2013 — Audie Cornish talks with Chana Joffe-Walt of the Planet Money team about her series on federal disability benefits.