Severely injured in an automobile accident more than a year ago, 26 year-old Ivan Torres has been slowly nursed back from the brink by his mother Maria and sisters Ana, Paola and Zully. Social Security Disability Benefits play a major part in the lives of the whole family, as they negotiate to move Ivan out of a nursing home and into an apartment to continue his care. Available for viewing in 1080p HD.

Photographed and recorded by Jay Dunn.
Work commissioned by the National Academy of Social Insurance.

NASI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security. Visit for more information.

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