The report by Steve Kroft made big promises, purporting to reveal a “secret welfare system” with its own “disability industrial complex,” and an out-of-control bureaucracy “ravaged by waste and fraud.” He also said SSDI might be “the first government benefits program to run out of money.” But when it came time to deliver, Kroft didn’t have the goods.
Updates: More criticism here from national disability groups. And economist Dean Baker slams it here: "Disability is a large program. That means there will be some fraud. This is not news, except perhaps at CBS. Perhaps the most remarkable part of this story is that the Sixty Minutes crew seem to think they are being tough for going after people on disability."