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‘Is It Legal To…?’: Disability law

Think of four adults in your life – statistically, at least one of them has a disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28% of Missourians have a disability, slightly higher than the national average of 26%. The Social Security Administration adds a 20-year-old worker has a one-in-four chance of developing a disability before they hit retirement age.

Many struggle to cover the expenses associated with their disability – creating another layer of stress. One in three adults between 18-44 years old with disabilities had an unmet healthcare need due to the cost within the past year, the CDC states.

Jason Krebs is a personal injury, disability, and workers compensation lawyer with Krebs Law Firm in Springfield. In The Missouri Bar’s newest “Is It Legal To…?” episode, Krebs walks listeners through the types of disability benefits and the ins-and-outs of qualifying for, filing for, and receiving disability benefits – as well as how those benefits can help alleviate an already stressful situation.

Listen to the new episode at https://soundcloud.com/user-784534365/is-it-legal-to-disability-law or by clicking the play button below.


“Is It Legal To…?” is produced by The Missouri Bar, with Communications Director Farrah Fite and veteran Missourinet reporter Bob Priddy as the hosts. To listen to more episodes, visit MissouriLawyersHelp.org/IsItLegalTo

Do you have a legal topic you would like discussed? Do you want to be a guest on an upcoming podcast episode? Email Fite at ffite@mobar.org