Most New York residents are aware of the application process individuals must go through in order to obtain Social Security disability benefits. Even though an applicant can expect to go through a lengthy and difficult process, he or she will still take the time to apply for these benefits because they are seeking payments that are necessary. Nonetheless, the backlog that continues to build up causes a growing number of applicants to wait a significant amount of time for SSD benefits they are still unsure if they qualify for.
Following the recent federal hiring freeze, much concern surrounded the application process for disabled veterans and individuals seeking Social Security disability. Due to the hiring freeze, the Social Security Administration has experienced a growing backlog of applicants waiting to hear a decision on whether they will receive benefits or not.