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Disability Awareness Month

Disability Awareness Month

Disability Awareness

Today you can feel good about setting money aside for your children’s college education, emergencies, vacations and your retirement. But what happens if you become disabled due to an illness or injury? Without earning a paycheck, there is a good chance that you would worry about how you can make ends meet, use your savings to cover life’s necessities and risk your family’s financial future. 
 
Disability and loss of income may be more common than you think.
 
Consider these facts:
  • Over 37 million Americans are classified as disabled - about 12 percent of the total population. More than 50 percent of disabled Americans are in their working years, ages 18-641
  • Seven out of 10 Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless2
  • The average long-term disability claim lasts 34.6 months3

Where can you go from here?

You hope disability never happens to you, but if it does, it is helpful to have a strategy in place. To learn how you can protect your future from the derailing effects of a disability, access this five-step guide from the Council for Disability Awareness.

Take steps today to protect the financial future for yourself and your loved ones.

Sources retrieved on April 24, 2014:

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