In the military, there are thousands of jobs, from combat infantry, to F-15 and A-10 pilots, to accountants and truck drivers. And servicemembers doing any of these jobs can suffer injuries that result in disabilities. Many of these disabilities may have nothing to do with combat, but nonetheless, are service-related disabilities.
The long feared and much publicized sequestration appears to be on track to begin on March 1, as Congress appears incapable of meaningful action. Fortunately, for people receiving old age and SSDI benefits, those benefits will not be affected, as the now mandatory electronic delivery of payments, which also begins on March 1, is mostly automated. The rest of the SSA, however, will be affected by what could potentially be a billion dollars in cuts.
Critics of the Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) program often imply that there are many people in the system that could work, but simply want to obtain free benefits from the government. Sadly, for most individuals who are rendered disabled by illness or injury, that is far from the case.