When people apply for Social Security Disability Insurance, they may be approved for either short-term or long-term benefits. Some Americans may be able to recover from their disabilities and transition back into the work force. However, some people believe that there should be more programs in place to help disabled people get back to work, become independent and rely less on Social Security as financial assistance.
One program offered by SSDI is the Ticket to Work program, which has proven successful in helping beneficiaries return to work. This program gives people a nine-month period where they continue to receive benefits and work. If people are able to maintain a job, they are moved off of SSDI benefits.
Studies show that a number of people who receive SSDI benefits would like to return to work in some fashion. While they may be unable to work in the occupation that they did previous to becoming disabled, the job market offers thousands of positions for people with a wide-range of skill sets and abilities.
Approximately nine million Americans collect disability benefits, which is a considerable increase from the three million who received benefits in 1990. Support programs offering job training skills, resume writing, rehabilitation and educational courses could help to reduce the number of recipients who are dependent on the system. This would allow more funds to help newly disabled citizens, as well as those that required continued support.
SSDI benefits are designed to assist people who are unable to make ends meet because of a disability. If you wish to apply for benefits or need to appeal a benefit denial, you may want to speak to an attorney regarding your legal rights and options.