Total working-age Americans who have experienced a disabling injury or illness

The CDA Disability Counter is a public service that estimates the regular occurrence of long term disabilities lasting for one or more months that prevent working-age Americans (age 20–64) from working. The calculation methodology and future projections are derived from public and private data sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, the Social Security Administration, the Council for Disability Awareness annual Long Term Disability Claim Reports, insurance company statistics and actuarial calculations. These estimates and calculation methodologies are reviewed periodically and adjusted as needed based on newly emerging disability data and evolving disability trends.

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