New Web Site Tracks Numbers of Newly Disabled


Do you know how many working-age Americans become disabled every year? Every month? Or even every day?

As of today, there’s an easy way to keep track by visiting a new site Created by the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA), this new tool graphically illustrates the growing number of working-age Americans who experience a disabling illness or injury lasting for 30 days or longer.

And why is this so important? The Social Security Administration reports that just over one in four of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67. Yet, in a serious disconnect from reality, workers severely underestimate their chances.

The CDA’s 2010 Consumer Disability Awareness Study — The Disability Divide, revealed that although an overwhelming number of employees believe a disability could happen to anyone at any time, they are in denial that it could happen to them. : See link here: