The approval process for Social Security Disability according the CBS news special report can be long and drawn out taking many over 3 years to get approved.
Surviving the wait until your social security disability approval is intimidating and although there is no clear cut slam dunk easy solution here’s a tip that can help applicants with assets less than $3,000 survive the wait.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a need based assistance program that’s different and in addition to Social Security Disability (SSDI) and is often approved in just 5-6 months.
If approved for SSI you would have some short term financial help typically in the $300 – $500 range per month to tide you over until your SSDI is approved.
The application process for SSDI and SSI is the same and so are the medical approval criteria … need to be able to prove that you disability prevents you from doing any job in the United States 5 days a week for forty hours a week.
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