Four Lifestyle Changes You May Have to Make After Claiming Social Security

Unfortunately, some areas of life are completely out of our control and it can sometimes lead to illness and disabilities. If you have become disabled or suffer from a serious illness that is hindering you from going to work, it is not your fault and do not punish yourself because of it. You might be able to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits with the SSDI/SSI that could help you through this time. Even with this assistance there might be some lifestyle changes you may have to make. Here are four of them you should consider.

You may not be able to go to work until you are much better.  Even through there are plenty of modern medicine and techniques being discovered every day, it could be a real possibility. Until you return to work you may have to figure out what to do with your free time, when you are not in treatment. Going for walks is good exercise and your body will be filled with good healthy air. Exercise is known for improving recovery time. Be sure to consult with your physician to make sure you are not over doing it.

It may be a good idea to live with someone such as a family member or a very kind and good friend. This will depend on how much additional care you may need. Sometimes benefits do not meet a person’s financial or personal-care needs and you might be looking for assistance. A family member or friend may be able to assist during this time.  Don’t be afraid to reach out to others. You are not alone in this and a lot of people are going through it too so maybe they can give you advice on what decisions they had to consider.

Collect food coupons and look for spending discounts. These will help and you can turn it into a game if you are feeling playful. You need to make your benefits last for the whole month and if you can save a bit through using grocery coupons, that would be great. A lot of people find coupons are the way to save lots of money and make your other benefits go further. Maybe you collected coupons before and already have a mini collection started that will inspire you to collect more.

It does not have to be all gloom and doom just because you are having to collect benefits.  Many of your medical treatments, doctor visits, as well as medicines can be covered so that will take some the pressure off you. Once you can get back you work, your benefits may even be able to cover you until you are financially stable. So, you have support while you are getting back into your way of life.

There are some pros and cons about going on benefits, but there are thing you can do to make ends meet. Keep your head up and look at the bright side. If others can do it, you can do it too.