Employees with disabilities have contributed greatly to the American workforce and economy. To honor their hard work, the Department of Labor declared October to be National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

The month also helps those who employ disabled people reaffirm their decision to offer equal employment opportunities.

This year’s NDEAM theme is “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?” The Department of Labor offers suggestions on what you can do to raise awareness and be more inclusive.

Unfortunately, some disabilities are so severe they preclude a person from being able to work. If you are living with a disability that prevents you from working, contact the Indiana long-term disability attorneys of Hankey Marks & Crider, P.C., at 317-634-8565 to learn about how a lawyer can help you find and apply for the disability benefits you need to make ends meet.