May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

May has been named Disability Insurance Awareness Month in order to spread awareness of the importance of planning for your future. According to the Social Security Administration, about a third of all Americans will need disability insurance before they retire.

While many may be covered or believe they will be covered through workers’ compensation, employer insurance, or Social Security, these options are not foolproof. Nearly half of all initial SSDI claims are denied, and 73 percent of accidents or illnesses that cause disabilities are not work-related.

Before you rely on Social Security to take care of you in the case of a debilitating accident, make sure to explore your options and determine what is the best for you and your family.

If you have suffered an injury that has affected your ability to work, contact the Social Security attorneys of the Hankey Law Office by calling (317) 634-8565.