According to research conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, over 16 percent of the population of Pennsylvania (roughly 1.8 million people) over the age of 5 are living with a disability. More than 340,000 of these individuals are unable to perform basic activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing and moving about their homes.
In 2008, nearly 20 percent of Pennsylvania’s population was receiving social security disability (SSD) and/or SSI disability benefits. In December 2008, alone, social security disability payments exceeded $391 million for disabled Pennsylvania residents.
For anyone who has a long-term disability that prevents them from earning a living, the state of Pennsylvania offers social security benefits, regardless of whether the disability was incurred while working. To be eligible for such benefits, individuals have to be unable to work for at least a year and/or have a condition that is life threatening. After it is determined that these individuals are unable to perform any kind of substantially gainful work, SSD payments will begin following a 5-month waiting period.
Legal Help For People With Disabilities
If you or a loved one is unable to earn a living, find out whether you are eligible for social security disability benefits by consulting with one of the experienced disability lawyers at Foley Law Firm. During an initial complimentary meeting, our disability attorneys will examine the facts of your case, determine whether you have a viable claim and advise you on the most appropriate manner in which to proceed with your claim.
We are dedicated to compiling, presenting and winning cases for those seeking to secure social security disability payments.
Winning SSI Disability Benefits
To qualify for SSD benefits, disabled individuals will have to fill out a number of complicated forms and compile various pieces of evidence, including:
- doctors’ treatment notes
- medical records
- blood work results
- imaging test reports
By working with one of our esteemed SSD attorneys, injured parties can ensure that every necessary form and all appropriate evidence is presented in a timely, appropriate fashion. The social security disability lawyers at Foley Law Firm are dedicated to staying abreast of the latest changes to SSD statutes in Pennsylvania so they build and present these cases in a professional, effective manner.
Should a case be denied benefits, we will request an appeal and work to find further evidence to support our clients’ claims. Our familiarity with this paperwork, as well as our knowledge of the system and its deadlines, allows us to win more appeals cases than many other SSD attorneys in Stroudsburg, Scranton and the greater Pennsylvania area.
Contact Foley Law Firm
To learn more about your individual circumstances or to schedule a private consultation, contact a Pennsylvania disability lawyer at our offices today.