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How to Apply for Disability Benefits in Philadelphia County

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are federally funded benefits available to individuals and certain family members if the claimant worked long enough and is suffering from a medical condition that prevents them from working for at least 12 months...

Who Decides if You Get Disability Benefits in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, if you want to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you have to apply to the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). However, in Pennsylvania, the Bureau of Disability Determination (BDD) assists the SSA in determining if a...

Can You Apply for Disability After Being Laid off in Pennsylvania?

Unfortunately, there are people throughout Pennsylvania who have worked for their employer for years who suddenly find themselves laid off from their job. Some of these individuals suffered from a medical condition or disability that made work either challenging or...

SSDI Income Limits in Pennsylvania (Updated for 2021)

If you are disabled, you may be eligible for monthly Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments. To qualify for SSDI, your condition must be serious enough to limit your ability to earn a living. Earning a living does not necessarily mean you cannot work –...

What to Expect at a Disability Hearing in Pennsylvania or New Jersey

If you have an upcoming Social Security Disability hearing in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, it means that you have been denied both initially and on Reconsideration.  Don’t be alarmed! Your greatest chance of success comes at this level.  Statistically, more people are...