Letters to the Next President

I recently came across this letter on the Letters to the Next President site:

I would like to know about changes in social security-specifically disability. … I worked as an LPN for over 30 years. I started having back, neck and arthritic probelems, and after several years of pain I applie for social security disability. The process was long. It took approximately 2 years from the time I applied untill I was finally approved, and then receive a paycheck. If it had not been for my family helping me financially, I don’t know what I would have done. Isn’t there any way to speed up this process for other people who may desperately need money?

I wish I could say this was the exception, but as most of us know, long wait times are unfortunately the norm in Social Security cases.

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