The Social Security Administration says that one out of every four people who are 20 years old will suffer from a disabling condition before reaching retirement age. The statistic may seem rather staggering to some people. But, many baby boomers felt invincible at age 20 and are now receiving Social Security disability insurance benefits. In general, workers earn credits for this important federal insurance program throughout their work history.
Earlier this month the National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosted an event on the East Coast to raise awareness about MS. A meteorologist for a national network wrote a story about her life with MS. The weather forecaster, who works for Fox, says that she first noticed symptoms after the hurricane season ended in 2005. That year saw many hurricanes, including Katrina. The meteorologist says that she began experiencing her first symptoms of MS after the season ended.