People are often suddenly hit with illnesses and injuries that can make their life difficult. Some of these conditions can happen naturally, while others may be the consequence of a work-related illness. In either case, the condition can leave people unable to work and without the means to support themselves.
In these cases, you have the option of filing for Social Security Disability benefits. These benefits can help you pay for your medical expenses and everyday needs. If your illness, occupational disease or other injury will keep you from working for at least one year, then you may qualify.