Being told that one can no longer work may feel like a slap in the face to someone who takes pride in being an employee. The thought of losing one's profession may be particularly heartbreaking, but so may the idea of having an empty bank account in Wisconsin. This is why Social Security Disability is so critical: It helps such people to restore their lost incomes so that a sickness or injury does not prevent them from being able to survive.
Disability benefits are available through two programs at the federal level. One provides Social Security Disability insurance, which covers people who are under 65, no matter what their current incomes are. The amount paid to each individual depends on the record of his or her Social Security-related earnings.