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Source: VT Legislative Joint Fiscal Office & Social Security Administration

This chart shows prevalence of SSDI Benefits by age group. Reliance on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has risen sharply among young people in VT, one factor affecting the participation of young people in the workforce. Mental health claims drive this in part. In 2013 Vermont had 11,513 beneficiaries aged 18-64. In 2014 that figure increased to 11,639.

Source: Commonwealth Fund Scorecard

Vernont is ranked 1st in the nation on key indicators for public health by the Commonwealth Fund Scorecard. These prioritize equitable access to health care and prevention, health outcomes as well as lifestyle choices leading to positive outcomes.