The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) implements two programs that provide assistance to citizens with debilitating conditions who are consequently unable to work. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) is mainly for workers who have worked and have been paying contributions to the SSA for the minimum number of years. Meanwhile, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI), in collaboration with the applicant’s state government, provides payments to low-income earners.
These disability programs are designed to provide assistance to disabled workers. Despite those good intentions, many applicants find the disability claims process rather complicated and even get denied the benefits they deserve.