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Parents of Disabled Children Not Prepared For Future

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
Car accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney serving Staten Island and Brooklyn New York.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

November 12, 2010 - Parents caring for a disabled adult child may be deeply concerned for their day-to-day care, but studies show most have given little thought to who will take over their child's care when they're no longer able to.

PR Newswire released new reports detailing a study by the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company that examined the situations of families caring for a disabled adult. The study, conducted by Harris Interactive, shows that more than half of the parents surveyed with disabled adult children believe their children could not take care of themselves. Nearly 3/4ths of the parents did not believe their children could be financially independent.

While the parents may be well equipped to take care of their disabled adult children now, very few have planned for the future. As the parents age, they too will need additional care and assistance, and when they pass away, many disabled adults are unable to care for themselves or get the care they need.

Of the families surveyed, 74% did not have an estate plan and only 6% had a life care plan set up to provide for their disabled children. The study was conducted this year with 1,714 participating adults.

When you are a parent concerned with the well being and future care of a disabled adult child, you should know your options. A New York Social Security disability lawyer can assist you in applying for Social Security disability benefits for your child.

Contacting a New York Disability Lawyer 

Before you hire a New York disability lawyer, order this free consumer's guide: 5 Mistakes to Avoid when Filing a Social Security Disability Claim, to give you an idea of the Social Security disability claims process. Contact a New York disability lawyer at the Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr. for more information about your case - 1-718-701-2776.

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