For most people in Wisconsin, thinking about an injury putting a career to end is not a pleasant prospect. Unfortunately, though, sometimes injuries or illnesses do prevent an individual from being able to continue plying their normal trade or career. When this happens, Social Security disability can be a well-deserved and necessary safety net that helps them make ends meet from month to month. For this reason, it is worth learning about just how this benefit works.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program offered by the federal government. It kicks into effect whenever someone suffers a major injury or chronic illness that makes it impossible for them to continue working. SSDI is a vital part of the federal benefits program for American citizens, and it helps millions of citizens pay their housing costs and buy food each month. However, with that being said, applying for SSDI can sometimes seem like a maze to many Americans.
Qualifying to receive this benefit can be difficult since the requirements are so stringent. Wisconsin residents who apply for SSDI must show that they have suffered from a significant disability. This requires the presentation of a large amount of medical proof that such a disability has been suffered, and that it prevents the applicant from working.
With that being said, there are options for Wisconsin citizens who wish to apply for Social Security disability. Researching all of the laws and requirements that govern this federal benefit program is one good option. Another option is to consult with a legal representative who is experienced in SSDI and similar benefits. Doing one or both of these things may help ease an applicant's mind as they begin the process of securing disability benefits.
Source: Idaho State Journal, "The safety net that helps Americans with disabilities stay afloat," July 9, 2013