Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) are important for thousands of people every year in California. These benefits are paid to people who are unable to work for at least 12 months because of an illness or an injury. Once the benefit checks begin arriving, it’s up to you what you do with them. Today, we will discuss the best ways for you to use the benefits you receive from a disability claim.
There are no requirements as to how you are to use your benefits when they arrive. It is entirely up to you as to how the benefits can be used. It’s important to use the benefits to pay your bills, pay the rent, make sure the mortgage is paid and that there is food on the table for your family before spending the benefits on anything else. This is especially important if the benefits are the only income you have right now.
Making smart decisions about your finances is not always easy, especially when you start receiving payments for an injury or illness. Someone who has struggled with money in the past may feel initially overwhelmed with their choices once they start receiving benefits. It’s important to speak to an attorney or a financial planner about how you can properly use these benefits so your financial situation remains positive.
If, on the other hand, you’re still struggling to get through the Social Security Disability approval process, you may want to consider getting help much earlier. An experienced attorney can help you present your case in a way that can improve the odds of your approval. Check out our website for more information.