Every time you receive a paycheck, you'll notice that a portion is paid out to the Social Security Administration (SSA). If you get hurt and are unable to work, paying into that system is what gives you access to disability coverage. When you need it most, Social Security is supposed to be the security net you need. It should only require an application, which you'd expect to get approved quickly.
Social Security Disability (SSD) is a benefit that helps many people when they're unable to work or cannot work to the extent they used to. With studies showing that approximately one in four 20-year-olds will become disabled prior to their 67th birthdays, it's more important than ever to have Social Security Disability benefits as a safety net for the public.
If you're on Social Security Disability or are interested in obtaining benefits in the future, changes to the Social Security Administration's (SSA) budget could affect you. The SSA's proposed 2019 budget is going to be smaller than in the past. It would result in cutting back the number of staff members working at the SSA along with increasing the total time people would have to wait while applying for benefits.
When Social Security Disability (SSD) payments are delayed, people suffer as a result. When it can take over a year to find out if a person qualifies for disability benefits, that's a year that the individual has to suffer and struggle.
Social Security disability hearings are typically pretty straightforward affairs for claimants.