Cabinet For Health And Family Services

Report: Massive Increase In Kentucky Disability Recipients

Oct 11, 2017

Kentucky officials say a new report shows a massive increase in the number of Kentucky adults and children receiving disability benefits.  The report was prepared by Kentucky's Disability Determination Services and covers a 35-year timeframe between 1980 and 2015.  During that time, it says Kentucky's population grew by 21 percent. Meanwhile, the state's combined disability enrollment grew by 249 percent, and childhood enrollment grew 449 percent.