Some are converting to disability, while others are dropping out of the labor market altogether.
Perhaps this is part of why they have become so accomplished at a certain kind of disability accommodation.
Last summer, she filed a disability claim and the VA returned a disability rating that was lower than she felt she deserves.
disability dis·a·bil·i·ty (dĭs'ə-bĭl'ĭ-tē)
A disadvantage or deficiency, especially a physical or mental impairment that prevents or restricts normal achievement.