Not really; back in the 90s, Clinton and Congress worked together to end welfare "as we know it". So people started getting kicked off of welfare...and quietly diagnosed with disabilities.
Now, where I live, people claim that there's loads of able-bodied people on disability, who are just unwilling to work. When you start talking to some of these employers, though, you find out something in a hurry: they're trying to do crap like "hire" guys for $11/hour as a 1099 (contracted labor). Those guys will be lucky to net $5/hour. They "make" a lot more on disability than they do as a contracted laborer.
Nice writeup about the situation here, and I recommend listening to the original audio program as well. http://apps.npr.org/unfit-for-work/
The "funny" thing is, some of those people that gripe about the people on disability are the first to get angry if you talk about situations like income inequality. You'll get accused of class envy. But when you try to pin them down on what they think is holding them down, they'll point to the welfare queens. Yeah, people who barely pay any taxes are being held down by people on government assistance. It's the weirdest sort of class envy I can think of, really, where lower-middle-class thinks that poor people are lucky duckies.
And I fear what potential reform would do, because I have a feeling it will hurt people like my uncle, who, after two major strokes, really isn't fit for any kind of work at all.
Bingo. When I was a cashier years ago, we would check the $50 and $100 bills, but rarely anything else unless they felt funny.