When you need to file for Social Security Disability, many of your family and friends will want to help. They might offer advice and recount the experiences of people they know. Unfortunately, information from well-meaning loved ones is often heard through the grapevine. In some cases, what they tell you has a grain of truth. In others, the “facts” are anything but.
When you’re dealing with a long-term illness or disability that prevents you from working, Social Security Disability Insurance can help you significantly: SSDI benefits can allow you to pay your bills and free you from endless financial worries.
The Social Security Disability program is a labyrinth. It is full of confusing regulations, requirements, and exceptions. (We cover one of the many common misconceptions about SSDI in a previous post.)
When you have a long-term illness or disability and struggle to pay your bills, aid programs can be the light at the end of a very long tunnel. The trick to reaching that light is understanding the difference between various aid programs and their requirements for eligibility.