If the number of Americans drawing Social Security disability each month was a state it would be the 12 twelfth largest state, using the old measure of 50 states instead of Obama's preferred 57. In June 8,753,935 Americans were drawing disability benefits. Only 11 states have larger populations. For the sake of comparison think of the entire states of Virginia, population 8,096,604 and Vermont, population 626,431, as being on disability. Scared yet?