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Backlog slows Social Security Disability benefits

In Georgia, a worker with an injury or illness that will keep them out of work for a year or more can look to Social Security Disability Insurance for financial assistance. This federal program is funded by the U.S. workforce. However, a burgeoning backlog is preventing injured and ill workers from getting the financial assistance they need.

When injury strikes, SSD benefits offer financial help

Readers may be surprised to learn that American workers have a 33 percent chance of suffering death or some form of disability before they are able to retire. Unfortunately, many workers have neither the savings nor the private disability insurance that would help offset the wages lost from their inability to work after such an injury. Social Security Disability Insurance is a government program that can help replace lost income in the event of a major injury or illness.

Social Security disability help when facing unexpected disability

An unexpected disability can leave a disabled individual wondering how to make ends meet and pay for daily expenses. Disability benefits may be available through different sources including Social Security disability as one option to consider. Social Security disability benefits may help disabled individuals address some of those concerns and better provide for their daily needs.

Social Security disability application backlog now at 1 million

The wait for Social Security disability benefits is, unfortunately, a long one which is why it is helpful for disabled individuals to be prepared to submit a thorough application and to also be prepared for the appeals process if necessary. Currently, greater than 1 million applicants are waiting for a hearing concerning their Social Security disability (SSD) application which can take up to 2 years to receive.

Application basics for Social Security disability benefits

Social Security disability benefits are important for individuals injured at work and other disabled individuals, including disabled veterans. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration reports that 25 percent of workers will become disabled prior to reaching the age of 67. For disabled individuals who suffer from a disability that is expected to last a year or longer, Social Security disability benefits may be an option to help.

Tips for preparing to apply for Social Security disability

The decision to apply for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits can be intimidating. It can come at a time when the disabled individual is unable to work because of their disability and has also had to make the difficult transition from their work and career. The process of applying for Social Security disability benefits can be time consuming and challenging but it is not impossible to obtain benefits and some tips for applying may help.

Southern states have highest number of disability recipients

Greater than 10 million Americans receive Social Security Disability benefits. While a neighboring state may have the second highest number of residents nationally receiving disability benefits, an analysis of the most recent Social Security data available revealed that southern states in general have higher numbers of residents receiving disability benefits than other regions of the country.

The disability onset date is an important date

The disability onset date is an important date to be familiar with when seeking Social Security disability benefits. The disability onset date refers to the date that the disabled individual became unable to work because of a disabling medical condition. Social Security disability benefit payments begin with the application date once eligibility requirements for disability benefits are met.

Understanding the Social Security disability application process

Social Security disability (SSD) benefits are important for many families and disabled individuals but the SSD application process can sometimes feel like a maze which is why it is helpful to understand the application and appeals processes inside and out. Social Security disability benefits can help with medical expenses and everyday cost of living expenses and needs disabled individuals may struggle with because of their disability.

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