What they’re saying about this book

We feel very fortunate.


xcellent reviews have begun arriving for How to Get Disability Benefits. Here’s one from Diane Donovan, Senior Contributor for the prestigious Midwest Book Review:

“Anyone who has tried to get on disability for any reason well knows what a challenge it is to qualify for benefits. More so than most assistance programs, disability has been identified as having the most potential for abuse—and therefore, is one of the most challenging programs to understand and qualify for.

“Don Sloan’s How to Get Disability Benefits: What You Need to Know offers a solution to successfully gaining benefits through this program. It does the hard footwork of covering the system and how it operates for newcomers who may have little clue about how to achieve their goals.

“It opens with a foundation series of chapters that define disability, discuss benefits, and help readers determine if they are eligible for the program. This in and of itself is a winning approach, because the law is quite specific about what constitutes the kinds of disability that qualify for benefits.

“It’s essential that applicants properly prepare for first contact and understand the different responses that lead to winning approval for disability status. Again: there are very specific routines and approaches to this process that, without Sloan’s book, would be overlooked or misunderstood by the typical applicant who holds little prior familiarity with the disability system.

“Under another hand, it would have been all too easy for this book to end at this point.

“But perhaps the greatest asset to How to Get Disability Benefits lies in its wide-ranging coverage of the aftermath of placing an application, from an invaluable chapter on ‘Making Ends Meet While Waiting’ to a listing of ‘Top 10 Disabilities’ and discussions of how much one can receive from the disability program, and how long benefits typically last.

“Over the years, the complicated disability structure has become a quagmire of confusion. This often prevents legitimately disabled applicants from navigating the system enough to successfully gain what is owed to them.

“Sloan walks readers through any confusion, presenting sample experiences, letters, social welfare, and legal insights alike. These represent especially essential keys to navigating the waiting period, encouraging cultivating financial resources that can be tapped before benefits kick in.

“This approach sets this book apart from any other.

“The waiting periods, which can evolve into years and involve more than one period of time, are particularly insidious aspects of the disability system that the author navigates with specific insights and advice.

“How to Get Disability Benefits: What You Need to Know” is a practical primer that should top the reading list of anyone newly disabled. It tiptoes through a minefield of potentially confusing routines and processes which will likely be alien to most new applicants, employing case histories, examples, and insights that successfully gain disability benefits.

“No other book on the market holds such specific, clear advice; and none include the practical considerations of income generation both on and off disability that are keys to long-term survival. How to Get Disability Benefits is very, very highly recommended as a key acquisition for applicants, reference, healthcare, and individual libraries alike.”


“Five stars to this book. Just what I needed.

“I’ll be filing for disability soon and have read most of the other books on how to go about it. The others are fine for learning about the dry details on the rules and regulations surrounding application.

“But the author of “How to Get Disability Benefits: What You Need to Know” clearly has been through the process himself — successfully — and brings humanity and even a touch of humor to his text,

“I really appreciated the chapters on how to make money — and  how to save money — before and even during the long process. I was very worried about how we would make ends meet while we wait for approval. This has given me some great ideas on ways to pay the bills without leaving my house.”

— Winston Hill, an early reader of the book.