Some Basic Facts About Social Security Disability

Some Basic Facts About Social Security Disability

Disabled workers and their dependents account for 16% of total Social Security benefits paid in December 2013.

    • About 90 percent of workers age 21-64 in covered employment in 2013 and their families have protection in the event of a long-term disability.
    • More than 1 in 4 (25%) of 20 year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67.
    • Approximately 68% of the private sector workforce has no long-term disability insurance.

Source: Social Security Administration