The word "backlog" isn't music to anyone's ears. To be sure, backlogs are common problems that occur in many contexts. Anyone who has ever waited among the stacked-up patients in a doctor's waiting room knows this very well.
Social Security disability insurance, like Social Security itself, contains an annual cost-of-living adjustment. This year, however, the increase for inflation will be the smallest it has been since annual adjustments began in the mid 1070s.
The amount of people who have applied for and received Social Security Disability Insurance benefits continues to increase. Many people may know someone - a friend, relative or neighbor - who might be receiving these benefits because of a disability.