Some residents of Wisconsin may be familiar with the process of applying for Social Security Disability. Currently, nearly 11 million disabled people receive Social Security Disability benefits, and an additional 8.4 million receive Supplemental Security Income. However, some analysts believe that the Social Security Disability program is nearing insolvency and that action will need to be taken to prevent a 20 percent reduction in benefits by 2016.
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.