The most difficult part of the Social Security Disability determination process is figuring out how to survive while waiting for disability approval. Times are tough, but no matter how desperate the situation, it is important to never give up hope.

At Crest SSD, we take the difficulty out of the disability application process by handling your case on your behalf. Our goal is to help expedite the waiting period by meeting all the qualifications and deadlines. However, the Social Security Disability determination process takes time, so it is helpful to know your options to keep going during the waiting period and to prepare for the months ahead.

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Start With the Department of Social Services

The Department of Social Services is equipped with knowledgeable, Adult Services Social Workers who can connect you with local services and assistance programs to help you during this tough transition period.

These individuals specialize in maintaining assistance programs for the local community and will be able to help you continue in the right direction while waiting for your disability application to be approved.

Other local, State, and Federal support programs to consider include SNAP, TANF, and General Assistance.

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Programs (SNAP)

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition benefits to low-income individuals and families that can be used in stores to purchase food.

The goal is to help families with a lack of resources obtain more nutritious meals as they move toward self-sufficiency.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides short-term financial assistance to applicants who are:

  • Pregnant or caring for a child under 19 years of age;
  • U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident;
  • Have low or very low income;
  • Under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed, or about to be unemployed.

Assistance is provided on a state-by-state basis. Find out how to receive temporary assistance in your state.

General Assistance

State General Assistance programs pay a limited amount of benefits to individuals who fail to qualify for other forms of assistance services. This typically covers some sort of financial assistance to childless adults who are either not disabled or are waiting to receive a disability determination.

The National number for access to human health and information services and referrals is 211. Find out more about these general assistance programs to determine whether you or another family member may be eligible.

Crest SSD Can Help During Waiting Period

At Crest SSD, we have helped thousands of applicants on the journey to receiving Social Security Disability benefits in a timely manner.

It is clear that when you have a team of professionals supporting your case, helping you meet deadlines, and working through the appeals process, your chances of success increase!

Contact us today at the number above to speak with a qualified specialist who can help walk you through the disability approval process and provide recommendations regarding how to survive while waiting for disability approval.