Chapter 5
Primary Sources of Disability Income Benefits


The important points addressed in this lesson are:

Disability income benefit sources include government programs, such as Social Security as well as non-governmental sources, such as employer-sponsored group insurance plans

All states sponsor Workers Compensation plans that provide disability benefits to covered workers disabled through job-related activities

In addition to Workers Compensation, six jurisdictions provide non-occupational disability income coverage

Employer-sponsored sources of disability income coverage include group insurance, association/franchise insurance and sick-pay plans




Governmental Programs
Non-governmental Programs
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