With millions of Americans dealing with disabilities, Social Security can help with disability benefits.
Jack Myers with Social Security indicates that they have strict criteria for their disability benefits. To qualify for benefits, individuals must have a condition that is expected to last for at least a year or result in death prior to a year.
Myers notes nobody is getting rich off of disability benefits. Benefits are supposed to help families survive but are not enough to fully replace wages.
Myers reminds that Social Security offers special assistance for veterans who are wounded or disabled during active duty to help expedite their application.
For more information on Social Security disability visit www.socialsecurity.gov/disability.