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New threat to strapped social security system

WASHINGTON, DC (WFLX) - There is a new threat to the already strapped social security system.

Applications for financial assistance are up nearly 50 percent over a decade ago.

Much of this is attributed to people with disabilities losing their jobs and not being able to find work.

New Congressional estimates show the trust fund supporting social security disability will run out of money by 2017 unless Congress acts.

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