Let’s Get the Facts Straight

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.

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