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