On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, creating the Social Security Board. The agency got a name change to the Social Security Administration with the Reorganization Plan of 1946, establishing four program bureaus in 1965, This included a Disability Insurance program, established Supplemental Security Income or SSI in 1973 and became a full independent agency in 1995.
Millions of Americans benefit due to the Social Security disability insurance programs available to injured or sick victims unable to work. One must apply to receive benefits, which can seem to be an overwhelming endeavor to someone already suffering from disabilities. At times like this, it may be wise to seek assistance from a law professional familiar with Social Security disability.