One option that injured workers sometimes have is to claim benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This is different than other benefits in a few key ways, one of which is the relatively narrow scope of the qualifying injuries. Another difference is how long that disability is expected to last.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers the Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance (RSDI) program. A portion of an individual's earnings or payroll taxes fund gets withdrawn from their paycheck. The SSA divides these funds among applicants depending on whether they meet eligibility requirements.
The newest federal budget proposal, once again, takes aim at Social Security reform.
For years, your family has lived off of your spouse's income. Then, suddenly, that income ends. Your spouse suffers an injury or contracts an illness that leaves them disabled.