These fascinating charts (fascinating at least to lawyers who handle Social Security disability claims) are from a recent post on the Off The Charts Blog.
The point of the blog post is to show the connection between Social Security disability recipients and lack of a high school diploma, among other factors. As you can see, there is an almost direct relationship between education and benefits.
This makes sense of course, because if a person is well-educated he or she has many more job opportunities than someone who is less-educated. If you can’t do a desk job, it’s much easier to qualify for benefits. Take a look at the blog. Really interesting.