A great many people who file for government disability benefits arguably cannot wait. That is, they have a truly debilitating mental condition or physical illness or injury for which they require immediate help. Put another way, any delay in eligibility confirmation and approval of benefits works an extreme hardship on them, as well as the caregivers who often make great sacrifices to step in and help them.
That above description applies to legions of claimants who file for Social Security Disability benefits in Wisconsin and nationally. They have worked for years paying into the system and, when incapacitating illness or injury strikes them, they duly call upon the government for support through a program that they have paid into.
Most people never file for SSD benefits, but the vast majority of those who make claims invariably have a compelling reason for doing so, coupled with a documented condition that has been medically recognized as sufficiently disabling to qualify for them.