The last two words any Social Security disability insurance applicant wants to hear is "waiting period." Many are struggling financially or terminally ill. Most have waited up to six months for the review of their application and a year or more for a hearing. Add to that an appeals process of up to 18 months after the denial of an application.
Disabilities take a major toll on all areas of your life. If you're unable to work, you may struggle to make ends meet. Federal disability benefits like Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can make a big difference in your ability to get by. But did you know these aren't the only sources of disability benefits?
Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a complex process that only adds to the stress experienced by disabled applicants. A medical or psychological condition already prevents them from making a living. They must navigate through a frustrating bureaucratic process to secure a livable income.