In the 2000s, the SSDI program faced a number of challenges, including rising costs and a growing
number of disability claims. In response, the SSA implemented a number of measures to address these
issues, including the creation of the Disability Determination Services (DDS), which is responsible for
evaluating disability claims and determining eligibility for benefits.

Today, the SSDI program continues to provide financial assistance to millions of disabled individuals and
their families. Despite its challenges, the program remains an important safety net for those who are
unable to work due to a disability.