May 20, 2014
When asked if they know someone who has become disabled, the most common response is “no.” Yet, over 8.9 million American workers, over 5% of the workforce, are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits today, and SSDI is difficult to qualify for. If we change the question to: “Do know someone who has had cancer, a bad back or heart problems,” the response invariably becomes “yes.” One of the most enduring myths about disability is the average working American’s assumption that disabilities are most likely to be caused by an accident.
May 20, 2013
Everyone who needs their income to survive financially, which is most everyone that works for a living, needs to protect that income. The risk of loss—and the value of the potential loss—are simply too high to ignore at any age.
May 31, 2011
Workers starting out today are projected to have about a three in 10 chance of experiencing a long-term disability during their working years. Yet, despite such daunting odds, nearly 70% of America’s workforce has no private disability insurance. In conducting a recently released consumer research project entitled “The Disability Divide,” the Council for Disability Awareness […]