When an injury or illness renders an adult incapable of working for either a relatively short or an extended period of time, he or she may start to think about researching various entitlements and benefits aimed at helping disabled individuals cover their costs of living. Individuals who are harmed at work may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Members of the armed services may be eligible for veterans’ disability benefits. Non-veterans and individuals not injured or made ill by their working conditions most frequently turn to Social Security Disability benefits.
When a life-changing event, accident or illness results leaves an individual disabled and unable to work, the Internet may seem like a good resource for investigating disability benefits.