If you have been working and have suffered a job-related injury, you may have qualified for benefits due to that injury, such as workers' compensation benefits. Payments from these benefits can help you financially during your recovery from your injuries or medical condition, as they provide for both medical services and make up a portion of your income.
There are two crises involving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD). The first and most pressing are related in a roundabout way to the second. The first is the crisis due to the projected exhaustion of the SSD trust fund. The trust fund, combined with the current FICA tax receipts, pays the monthly benefit of the 11 million Americans who count on these payments to cover many of their essential expenses.