Many people who live in New York City know how vital Social Security disability benefits are. These people have suffered a debilitating injury or illness that prevents them from working. Disability benefits provide them with the financial support they need to get by. Unfortunately, however, some people find ways to scam the system.
It's no secret that Social Security is floundering. Money is running out, and soon, time will be running out too. Despite that, we've heard little talk about it from prospective politicians on either side of the aisle during this campaign season. So, how bad can it be?
Applying for Social Security disability benefits is not always an easy process. In fact, the application is very extensive and requires solid proof of disability along with a lot of other information. And once your application is complete, you will have to wait months to get a hearing at which a decision will be made.
Many people in New York and across the country suffer from mental illness. For some, it is manageable, but for others, it is debilitating. For the latter, getting up and going to work every day can become impossible. Fortunately, Social Security disability benefits are available to help these people financially. But despite the large number of people who suffer from mental illness, it is not often well-understood by others. One singer, however, recently helped shed some light on his own battle with mental illness.