Having a disability can inspire feelings of isolation and misunderstanding. Even though 11 million Americans currently receive Social Security Disability benefits due to their disabilities, it can sometimes feel like you are the only one struggling with a medical condition in the unique ways that you may be. This feeling can be exacerbated if you suffer from a so-called “invisible” medical condition.
The Social Security Administration is charged with assessing claims for Social Security Disability benefits and with distributing Social Security retirement benefits. Both of these government entitlement programs help to ensure that ill and injured American adults, as well as elderly Americans past the age of retirement are granted access to a basic income.