In early May, the national group United Cerebral Palsy released a ranking of the services offered to those who have intellectual or developmental disabilities on a state-by-state basis. Even though the highest ranking states were concentrated on the coasts, Florida wasn't among the high-scoring state.
According to the criteria established by the study, Florida ranks 27th among the 50 states for disability services. Knowing that there are still gaps in the assistance provided to those who need it, Social Security disability insurance may be worth some consideration. Although the program provides only enough financial assistance to meet basic needs, it can help relieve enough financial pressure to help individuals concentrate on receiving the other vital support.