: Social Security Disability Insurance: What Does It Mean to American Workers and Their Families?
Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, protects nearly all American workers and their families in case of a life-changing disability or illness. About 8.9 million disabled workers, as well as 2 million spouses and children, currently receive modest but vital benefits. With action needed to address the program’s finances as soon as 2016, SSDI has become a hot topic for Congress, policymakers, and the media.
Join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a conversation about what SSDI means to American workers and their families and the options for securing the future of this vital program past 2016.
At this event, we will release an issue brief that provides an overview of SSDI and its role in ensuring economic security for American workers, as well as recommendations to ensure the program’s continued solvency.