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Disability News: United States

  • Synopsis: Information regarding disability in the USA including facts and statistics news and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing or visiting America.

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Information regarding disability in the USA including facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in, or visiting America.

U.S. Disability Statistics
Disability in America Infographic

The number of U.S. adults reporting a disability increased by 3.4 million between 1999 and 2005. 12.1% of the U.S. Adult Population Aged 21-64 Years Reported a Disability in 2008.

Today an estimated 39,395,000 people in the United States had a disability, or 14.8% of the population age 5 and over.

In addition, an estimated 7,092,000 people, or 2.7% of the U.S. population 5 and over, have difficulty performing self-care activities, also known as Activities of Daily Living, such as dressing, bathing, or getting around inside the home.

The Social Security Administration estimates that three in 10 of today's 20-year-olds will suffer a disability before reaching 67 and also reports 69% of the private sector work force has no long-term disability insurance.

Essentially, seven out of 10 workers would have to rely on their own personal savings, limited state-run insurance or Social Security for replacement income in the event they could not work because of a disability.

Veterans

In the year 2008, an estimated 16.9 percent (plus or minus 0.20 percentage points) of non-institutionalized civilian veterans aged 21 to 64 years reported having a VA service-connected disability in the United States. In other words, 2,217,000 out of 13,102,700 non-institutionalized civilian veterans aged 21 to 64 years reported having a VA service-connected disability in the United States in 2008 (U.S. Veteran Facts and Statistics)




Latest USA Disability News Publications

  1. Majority of Americans Still Suffer From Trump Election Results Anxiety
    New study shows majority of Americans still suffer from election results anxiety as president Trumps's 100th day draws near.
  2. ASAN Condemns White House Autism Proclamation
    Autistic Self Advocacy Network condemns Presidents World Autism Awareness Day proclamation, and announcement that the White House will be participating in Light It Up Blue campaign.
  3. President Trump Signs Abraham Gun Rights Bill Into Law
    The bill repeals a rule from the Obama administration that stripped Second Amendment rights from certain disabled Social Security beneficiaries.
  4. Trump Issues Executive Order to Reverse Federal Agency ACA Policies
    President Trump signs executive order instructing federal agencies to decrease economic burden of policies and regulations that impact constituencies of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  5. Pentagon Case May Mean Billions for Women, Minorities, and Veterans
    Benefits of winning ASBL case against Pentagon would be prodigious for women, minority, and service disabled veteran owned small businesses as they are currently only receiving fraction of contracts they are legally entitled to.

Full List of USA Disability News Documents (67 Items)




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