From a marketing professional who is diagnosed with breast cancer to a construction worker who suffers a traumatic brain injury after falling from scaffolding to an office worker who struggles with bipolar disorder, millions of U.S. workers struggle to deal with disabling conditions. In some cases; a physical injury, mental health condition or illness may severely hamper an individual physically and mentally and therefore inhibit one's ability to work.
What happens to these millions of men and women? Unable to work and earn an income, many have few to no options available. Thankfully, the Social Security Administration established a safety net program aimed to provide financial benefits for U.S. workers who, due to a disability, are not able to work and earn an income.