If you have become so disabled that you cannot work, waiting for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits can be difficult. After all, you’ve been got bills to pay, even when your impairments have forced you out of the workforce.
Social Security disability benefits are available to assist disabled individuals when they cannot work or support themselves financially. Because these benefits only provide enough funds to help meet a person’s basic needs, some SSD recipients end up getting into debt.
We've been tracking the story of access to benefits for disabled veterans carefully in this blog. Most recently, in our May 17 post, we discussed the "surge" promised by officials at the Veterans Administration (VA) to finally reduce the backlog of claims that slows down the entire system.