Personal Disability Quotient (PDQ) Calculator

Author: The Council for Disability Awareness
Published: 2011/01/20 - Updated: 2021/01/02
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: The Personal Disability Quotient calculator provides an opportunity to calculate your own chance of experiencing a long term disability from your present age to your likely retirement date. The Personal Disability Quotient and the PDQ Calculator were both developed by the Council for Disability Awareness. The statistical basis for the PDQ Calculator is the 1985 Commissioners' Individual Disability Tables A and C, Society of Actuaries.

Introduction

The Personal Disability Quotient calculator provides an opportunity to calculate your own chance of experiencing a long term disability from your present age to your likely retirement date.

Main Digest

The likelihood of you becoming disabled is higher than you probably imagined. With so much riding on your ability to earn an income, your PDQ number is a very important number to know.Your PDQ represents your chance of becoming seriously ill or injured and unable to work for a certain period of time.

Everyone should know their chances of being disabled or being unable to earn an income.

The PDQ calculator is an easy way to calculate your own personal odds and discover what's really at stake. To use the Personal Disability Quotient calculator just enter your information such as age, height and weight, some brief health history and a little about your work, and the calculator provides a personalized estimate of your risk of future disability. In addition the calculator also provides some insight into the impact of risk factors like smoking and being overweight.

The Personal Disability Quotient and the PDQ Calculator were both developed by the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA). The PDQ calculator is presented by the Council for Disability Awareness, a non-profit organization committed to educating working Americans about the frequency and financial impact of disability, and the importance of planning. The statistical basis for the PDQ Calculator is the 1985 Commissioners' Individual Disability Tables A and C, Society of Actuaries.

The calculator may be freely accessed at whatsmypdq.org or by visiting the Council for Disability Awareness website at disabilitycanhappen.org

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