Here is a link which again reminds us that delays cause impoverishment. This is especially true in Social Security claims because a claimant believes he can no longer work anywhere and yet must wait months or years for benefits. In workers comp there also are delays but nothing like Social Security cases. What amazes me is that with Social Security disability the benefits are far less then what a worker can earn if he is able to work. A good paycheck and company benefits can be substantially more then disability benefits. Many who apply are not looking for a windfall and yet must wait and wait and wait. The average wait for a hearing is well over a year and further appeals can mean years before benefits are granted to a deserving claimant.