As children we are taught to see the glass half full and focus on the positive but as we get older it is relevant to plan for every scenario. For this reason, you should know that if you are disabled and you’re no longer able to work, Social Security can help you.
Disability is something most people do not like to think about; however, the unfortunate reality is this: the chances that you will become disabled are probably far greater than you realize. Studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a more than one in four chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age.
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Maria Diaz is a public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration. If you have Social Security questions, call (800) firstname.lastname@example.org