*Click [https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/disabled-america/?utm_term=.66b2e24dcb0d here] to see an interactive tool for finding out how the disability rate has changed in your county.
*Disability rates have risen in the US, especially in rural areas[https://www.washingtonpost.com/classic-apps/disabled-or-just-desperate-rural-americans-turn-to-disability-as-jobs-dry-up/2017/03/30/5d1fca94-0509-11e7-b9fa-ed727b644a0b_story.html?utm_term=.a1344d831c2a#comments], but this is almost entirely due to changes in the nation's population: there are more women in the workforce, baby boomers are becoming older and more disabled, and there are simply more people in the country.[https://talkpoverty.org/2017/03/31/washington-post-missed-disability/][https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v73n4/v73n4p25.pdf]
*Growth in disability claims has slowed to its lowest rate in decades, and will continue to slow as Baby Boomers retire.[https://talkpoverty.org/2017/03/31/washington-post-missed-disability/][http://www.cbpp.org/research/social-security/chart-book-social-security-disability-insurance?fa=view&id=4169#Section_two]