Women more likely to become disabled

A new study by The American College reveals that women, whether they are stay-at-home moms or employed full-time, are more physically and financially at risk if they were to become disabled.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women of working age and older are more likely than men to experience a debilitating condition. Arthritis, which occurs twice as much in women, is the most common form of disability among adults.

From 1999 to 2009, the Social Security Administration saw a 72 percent increase of women applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, compared to 42 percent of men. Women are also less likely to be covered by their employer’s disability insurance.

If you have questions about degenerative arthritis and disability, contact the disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (317) 634-8565.