May 18, 2016
May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month! We want our clients, friends, family members, and anyone living with disabling conditions to be educated about disability statistics in America and the importance of disability insurance. Disability Insurance Awareness Month is an ideal time to learn the facts about how likely you truly are to become disabled and to ensure that you and your family are prepared for an unexpected illness or injury.
The Social Security Administration has found that just over 1 in 4 of today’s 20 year-olds will become disabled before they retire. Unfortunately, many of us are completely unprepared for the financial and physical stress that disabilities can potentially bring because we assume that our current health will last, or we trust that we won’t become a statistic. According to a 2010 study done by the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA), 90 percent of American workers rated their ability to earn an income as valuable or very valuable in their long-term financial security–yet they do not have a plan in place to protect it should a long-term disability occur.
We focus on enriching lives, and what we do makes a difference in the lives of our clients. We want to help all working age Americans understand key disability statistics and prepare themselves for the future. Below is a link to a great resource that will test see how informed you are about disability statistics. If you think you’re well prepared for an unexpected illness or injury – take this quiz to test your knowledge!
The Advocator Group is here to help assist individuals who quickly become overwhelmed by the onset of a disability to apply for and obtain SSDI benefits—we are here to answer your questions and walk alongside you as you navigate this sometimes tricky and important process.
Nothing in this post is intended as advice or a suggestion to elect or not elect to claim benefits of any kind, including Social Security benefits, nor is it intended as financial advice in any way. The decision to claim benefits is a personal one that is contingent upon each individual’s unique circumstances.