Welfare can help you now, if you qualify. Also the federal government, and each state and some towns have oddball programs that help. You have to do some heavy research online to find out what's available for you.
When hubby was waiting for his decision, we were living on my meager amount of disability. (Less than $1000 a month.) Because of how little we had coming in, locally we qualified for some home repairs (it took three years for them to do the repairs), a program that paid our mortgage when we couldn't afford it (federal government and we've been paying it back ever since), a stipend to pay our heat bill one month during the winter (I think that was local government, but through the gas company), a free energy audit, a free frig and air-conditioning (from our electric company), food stamps and free health insurance through Welfare (which was so frigging helpful, since hubby's chemo drugs cost about $3000 a month), and yet we didn't qualify for the cheapo cell phone they advertise now. (Go figure. lol)
All those things I found by doing lots of research online with a sense of desperation, but that's the thing. It's not just about being disabled - it has to do with income level. Disability is based on the inability to work. That doesn't always mean the disabled person is broke. Sometimes there is someone in the house who can work. Most programs are based on low income levels more than the cause of the low income.