Disability income may be used to replace earned income while disabled from sickness, injury or mental or nervous disorder.
Many people believe they will be covered by Social Security or workers’ compensation if they were to become disabled, but the facts are too great to ignore:
- Less than 5% of disabling accidents and illnesses are work-related. The other 95% are not, meaning workers’ compensation doesn’t cover them.
- Only 35% of workers applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim payments in 2009 were approved. (Source: Council for Disability Awareness, Long-Term Disability Claims Review, 2010.)