You, disabled? What are your chances?
Higher than you probably think. You can ignore the problem, but it’s hard to ignore the facts:
- Just over 1 in 4 of today’s 20 year-olds will become disabled before they retire.
- Accidents are NOT usually the culprit. Back injuries, cancer, heart disease and other illnesses cause the majority of long-term absences.
Are you prepared if it happens to you? Probably not. If you’re like most Americans, you don’t have disability insurance. Or enough emergency savings to last 34.6 months. Yes, that’s the duration of the average long-term disability claim.
If you become disabled, will you be ready? Or will you and your loved ones face serious financial hardship, possibly foreclosure and even bankruptcy? Good news. The Council for Disability Awareness can help you prepare for disability the same way you plan for other emergencies. Here’s how.