The Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI is a program made by the US government to help citizens with disabilities. It is an initiative that seeks to provide monetary assistance and benefits for people who are suffering from their handicaps. Whether the disability is in-born or a result of an accident, any disabled person who is still working may qualify for the SSDI benefits.
An article written last February 19, 2014 states that the government is planning to expedite the social security benefits of qualified veterans who were injured or handicapped in the war:
“Social Security will treat these veterans’ applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions, similar to the way the agency currently handles disability claims from Wounded Warriors,” the organization said in a press release.
Plans call for the expedited process to begin mid-March.
“Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our country and it is only right that we ensure they have timely access to the disability benefits they may be eligible for and deserve,” Acting Commissioner of Social Security Carolyn Colvin said in the news release.
The suggestion stated in the article can be a good sign for most of the disabled people as there are efforts being made to reorganize and develop the systems for the SSDI. Though it is only focused on speeding up the process for veterans, it is a sign that the government can improve more on this program for other special people in the community.
Overall, the application for SSDI benefits has a lot of processes, oftentimes involving legal documents and representations. Since the government has made clear definitions on which disabilities qualify for the benefits, it is best for one to consult social security disability lawyers from firms like Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, LC to understand better the program and its systems.
(Source: Veterans could have Social Security disability benefits expedited, Stars and Stripes, 19 Feb, 2014)