According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 19.6 percent of the labor force in 2015 have disabilities. On the other hand, 11.9 percent of people with disabilities are unemployed. For individuals who have lost their jobs or are unemployed and have to seek treatment for their disabilities, there are ways to receive financial assistance. Depending on their case, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has several disability programs they can apply for.
Applying for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, however, may not be as simple as it seems. To prioritize beneficiaries who are in dire need of assistance and to prevent unnecessary expenses, the SSA is strict in evaluating applications. In fact, many applications are denied due to reasons like earning too much income, refusing to cooperate with SSA, and not following prescribed therapy or medication.