Social Security Disability is a program regulated by the federal government with the goal of financially supporting those affected by mental or physical disability. Depending of the severity of the disability, different levels of support are available because the severity of the disability is directly related to the financial capabilities of the disabled. The amount of disability an individual receives is considered and granted on a case-by-case basis.
When people apply for Social Security disability, the need for financial assistance is often critical. The majority of people do not have substantial savings or other financial resources that can cover the day-to-day costs of living without earning an income. SSD benefits are intended to assist people in this situation, but it is a difficult process and many people's claims for benefits are initially denied. Fortunately, Social Security Disability appeals are possible.