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What is the Social Security Disability 5-month waiting period?

Even if your disability is so severe that you're immediately approved for Social Security Disability benefits, you may not have any immediate relief. That's because Social Security imposes a five-month waiting period on cash benefits to beneficiaries entitled through its disability program.

Disability benefits have hidden positives over retirement

Social Security may no longer be the comprehensive safety net intended for older Americans that it was designed for, but it still serves millions of people with required services. Nearly 20 percent of people in the United States collect a benefit from the administration, and not all of them are retired.

Steps to follow to receive Social Security Disability Insurance

An estimated nine million Americans rely on receiving monthly Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits to be able to support themselves after they suffer disabling injuries that make it impossible for them to work. Qualifying to receive these benefits is not an easy task.

What are low vision and blind criteria for disability?

People who are blind or have low vision can qualify for disability benefits in many cases. For these individuals, it might be difficult to find a job that is able to provide the accommodations necessary to allow the person to have gainful employment.

Social Security Disability payments grew quickly since 2001

No one wants to think about a time he or she is unable to work and support a family, but everyone should prepare for the possibility. One of the leading causes of unexpected work absence, which often brings a drop in income, is a workplace injury that prevents someone from engaging with his or her job.

Know your rights when you are filing for disability

Most people want to work at their job and eventually retire. Unfortunately, there are times when an injury means that you aren't able to keep on working. Instead, you will likely have to file for disability coverage so that you can still get the money that you need to survive.

Mental illness can impact a person's ability to live

Many different conditions can lead to life-altering impacts that can make it impossible to work and support yourself. When this happens, you will need to turn to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for benefits. These benefits can provide you with a fixed income and possibly medical benefits that can help you to live despite being unable to work.