When the unexpected happens and you can no longer work due to a serious medical condition, Social Security is there with a lifeline to help you and your family.
Most American workers contribute to Social Security through federal payroll taxes and benefit through monthly retirement payments later in life. For others whose working years are cut short by severe and lasting illness or injury, Social Security provides financial assistance to help them through the critical times.
We’re with you through life’s journey, offering disability benefits to ten million people.
Learn more about our disability insurance program at www.socialsecurity.gov/disability.