In a perfect world, everyone would be healthy and face no setbacks or difficulties. Yet, this is anything but a perfect world. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 61 million adults in the United States suffer from some sort of disability. Here are some of the most common types of disabilities that affect people across the country.
It is estimated that about 12 million adults 40 years and older in the United States have some sort of visual impairment. Reportedly, about 1 million of these are blind. There are varying degrees of blindness, from moderate to severe.
About 48 million people around the country live with a hearing impairment. These range from mild hearing impairments to complete deafness. Those who are hard of hearing or deaf often require hearing aids or cochlear implants.
CDC data suggests that physical impairments are the most common types of disabilities in the United States. Statistically, about one in every seven adults lives with some sort of physical disability. Physical impairments, no matter how minor, can make it difficult to get around, climb stairs or even walk.
Applying for Social Security disability
Those who suffer from any type of disability may find it very difficult or impossible to earn a living. Luckily, those who have a disability that prevents them from working can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to support them while they recover or get treatment. Those who have questions about SSDI benefits or wish to apply, can obtain assistance and guidance by speaking with an experienced disability attorney.