Social Security Administration: Fast-tracking Disability Payments

You probably think of the Social Security Administration as the people who make sure Grandma gets her retirement benefits. Which is 100% true, and 100% awesome. But SSA also provides benefits to the disabled — and they’re working hard to get people their benefits fast.

SSA has fast-tracked 200 diseases that automatically make a person qualify for disability. So very sick people, like those with Huntington disease or pancreatic cancer, don’t have to fight through a bureaucracy to get the benefits they’ve earned. They can focus on their treatment and their families.

Just another thing to feel good about when you think about your payroll taxes.