How to pay your bills when you can’t work

Tips to help ease your financial pain due to illness or injury

Life is unpredictable. One moment you’re healthy and active, and the next moment an accident or illness strikes unexpectedly and you’re not — a reality many people have recently experienced firsthand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Think you’re invincible? Of course you want to have a positive outlook on life – it’s good for your overall health. However, you don’t want to be naïve.

The truth is that 1 in 4 20-year-olds will experience a long-term disability and miss work for at least a year before they reach retirement age. And even short-term disabilities (lasting six months or less) take their toll, affecting around 5 percent of working Americans each year.


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