Can Substance Abuse Prevent Me from Obtaining Disability Benefits?

Oftentimes, claimants will wonder can I still receive disability benefits if I have a drug or alcohol addiction. This answer is a resounding - maybe. More specifically, although drug or alcohol addiction may substantially interfere with a Claimant’s ability to perform...

How to Get Disability Benefits in Pennsylvania

You waited what seems like a lifetime (approximately 1 ½ - 2 ½ years) for your day in Court and you have finally been scheduled for your Social Security Disability hearing. At this point, your chances of success are better than at either the initial application or...

Tips for Obtaining Disability Benefits in Pennsylvania

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides several types of disability benefits. These include disability insurance benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, benefits for disabled children, and disability benefits for widows or widowers....


Before coming to Young, Marr & Associates, our SSD attorneys worked for the SSA which gives us an advantage over attorneys who have never dealt directly with the internal SSA system. We know the process is difficult – your job is to get better, and our job is to make sure you get the disability you deserve.

Chances are you are preoccupied dealing with a painful illness. You are concerned about your financial future, about how you will get by without a steady source of income.

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“I have already recommended Paul Young numerous times. He was honest, explained endlessly in terms that were understandable. Paul Young guided me through the process from beginning consultation to the end of case. Highly satisfied and grateful for his expertise.”


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