How much does the DI program cost?
The disability insurance trust fund received $106.3 billion, mainly from the 0.9% tax on wages that workers and employers both pay.
Total payments made from the DI trust fund were $132.3 billion and for the benefits of disabled workers and their families, resulting in an annual deficit of $26.1 billion in 2011.
The cumulative assets in the disability insurance trust fund totaled $153.9 billion at the end of 2011.
Administrative expenses were 2.2% of the outgo from the DI fund and paid the remaining portion for benefits.
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