According to The Social Security administration 8,733,461 people are taking out SSI disability. CNSnews.com say's that the amount of people getting the Benefits is bigger than the Population of New York City that is standing at 8,244,910. Some of these people may not actually have a Disability to be on the government dime. But there are legit people receiving the SSI Benefits. The problem here is not social security itself, it is the fraud and waste that is put on it.