A Look At Disability in America

Disabilities amongst adults have risen in the United States over the past decade.  There has been an increase of 3.4 million U.S. adults between 1999 and 2005 who have reported having a disability.  There is an underlining issue in our society where disability has slowly becoming a forefront of people being unable to take care of themselves.

New statistics reveal that 40 million people who currently live in the United States are disabled.  Disabled individuals require more assistance than those who are perceived as “normal”.   Simple daily tasks such as dressing themselves, bathing and simply walking can be difficult to someone who is living with a disability.  Tasks that the normal person may consider second nature can seem impossible to those with disabilities.

Disability affects people of all ages. An estimated 39,395,000 million people aged 5 and over are disabled.  Families who care for a disabled person can sometime feel overwhelmed with the financial cost required to help their loved ones live a long and meaningful live.

According to Social Security Administration, 30% of 20-year-old will suffer some kind of disability before reaching the retirement age of 67. One scary part of this stat is that most employers do not offer long-term disability insurance. This means all the hard earned money they make over the years will be used to cover their insurance costs.

If you know any one that is living with a disability, The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth can provide our services to better help you understand what is covered in your insurance. We can decipher what is covered on your insurance contract. Don’t be left in the dark by health insurance providers. Just remember your health and the health of your loved one comes first.

Source: Disabled World, “Disability in America News Facts and Information,