As we reflect on gratitude on this Thanksgiving Weekend, we can be grateful for our country’s safely net for those taken from the workforce by injury or illness. Read on for some thoughts on this:
“Imagine that tomorrow, while cleaning out your gutters, you fall off a ladder. You suffer a traumatic brain injury and spinal cord damage, leaving you paralyzed, unable to speak, and with significantly impaired short- and long-term memory. Unable to work for the foreseeable future, you have no idea how you are going to support your family. Now imagine your relief when you realize an insurance policy you have been paying into all your working life will help keep you and your family afloat by replacing a portion of your lost wages. It is our Social Security system.
“The American people time and again have made clear their strong support for Social Security and their strong opposition to benefit cuts. I look forward to discussing how we can work together to strengthen this vital program so that it can continue to protect American men, women, and children for decades to come…”https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/poverty/report/2015/11/04/124904/social-security-disability-insurance-a-bedrock-of-security-for-american-workers-2/