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Once the SSDI begins, do you know your backstop options?

We have noted before that it can be a grind to get the approval necessary to begin receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The Social Security Administration's job is to provide for the needs of those who qualify for these programs, but meeting requirements to clear the eligibility threshold can be difficult and frustrating without support.

Listing for SSDI compassionate allowance no guarantee of benefits

The Social Security Administration is not known for speed or customer relationship management. A phone call to a call center can mean being on hold for an hour or more and be followed by a 10 minute conversation that resolves nothing.

What can I expect if I apply for Social Security Disability?

If you are like most people, you probably don't have a lot of financial cushion if you become disabled and cannot work. Some research indicates that about half of American consumers do not have even a month's worth of earnings tucked away. In Alabama, ranked in 2017 by GoBankingRates.com as the best in the U.S. for returns on savings, 40 percent of residents report they have no savings at all.

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