When people think of the type of person who receives Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, they may envision an older adult. However, it is important for any person who is facing serious physical or mental hardships that prevent them from working to look into whether or not SSD benefits will be able to help them restore some of what they have lost. For younger people, this can be especially tricky for multiple reasons, including the stigma that sometimes surrounds these benefits.
Some young adults may think that they will not be able to receive SSD benefits due to their age, or they may be worried that other people in their lives will look down on them for receiving these benefits. Unfortunately, this can make life particularly hard for young people who are unable to work, and our law firm knows that many people have allowed themselves to succumb to the pressure.
Disability benefits may be able to help you in all sorts of ways. You may be having a hard time in your life due to financial problems associated with losing the ability to work (such as being unable to pay rent on time, pay the cost of college tuition, etc.). You may also be facing emotional problems due to high stress, such as depression about your future and anxiety over how your life will turn out.
Fortunately, many disabled people from various age groups have been able to improve their financial condition by applying for SSD. However, the process can be complicated, and it is pivotal to be ready for the steps that will need to be taken.