Various media stories have questioned whether too many individuals are qualifying for Social Security disability insurance benefits. Critics of the program have alleged fraudulent claims with little or no evidence to support those claims.
The Trump Administration has stated that it will reform abuses in entitlement programs, including Medicare and those administered by the Social Security Administration. The director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, recently offered assurance, stating that President Trump's reforms would not affect the payments designated for current beneficiaries. Yet in that same press conference, Mulvaney mischaracterized the SSDI program as one of the most abused programs in the country.