Why Devote A Month to Disability Insurance Awareness?
Just consider the following statistics on disability…
More than 10% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 64 have a disability. (U.S. Census Bureau, Selected Social Characteristics in the United States: 2009)
8.1 Million U.S. workers receive Social Security Disability benefits as of October 2010. (SSA Beneficiary Data 10/10)
Nearly 90% of of disabilities aren’t work-related and thus don’t qualigy for workers’ compensation benefits. (National Safety Council, Injury Facts, 2008 editions)
Applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits increased 21% from 2008 and ar projected to increase in 2010 as well, yet only 35% of initial SSDI applications were approved in 2009. (Social Security Administration)
100 Million Americans are not protected by private disability insurance. (Council for Disability Awareness Long-term Disability Claims Review, 2005)
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