Every year, the Social Security Administration releases a report about its disability benefits program. The most recent "Outcomes of Applications for Disability Benefits" report from the federal agency makes it clear that it is harder than ever before to gain approval for benefits.
It is a heartbreaking statistic: more than a million Americans are now on a waiting list to see whether they qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The average wait is now nearly two years, the Associated Press reports.
If you live in New Jersey and need to pursue disability benefits through the U.S. Social Security Administration, it is important to understand the differences between the two main types of disability benefit programs. Many people confuse Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income because the acronyms commonly used to reference them are so similar, but there are important distinctions between the two types.