Washington Post Profiles Army Veteran Stuck in the Disability Backlog
Former Army Captain Robert Steers lives with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, according to recent article in the Washington Post. He is one of more than a million Americans stuck in the Social Security disability backlog, waiting more than 600 days for a hearing to determine eligibility for disability benefits.
The Post article points to the importance of getting expert help when you apply for disability benefits, to increase the chances of being approved for SSDI at the application level, and avoid the hearing backlog altogether.
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