Social Security Disability law can involve many steps. The pursuit of your benefits will involve an application, probably a hearing, and perhaps more processes after that. At every step, it is extremely valuable and perhaps make-or-break to have someone on your side who knows the disability legal system in complete detail. To get the benefits you deserve, be sure you have a knowledgeable Pennsylvania Social Security Disability attorney on your side.
Here’s a real-life example. Y.W. (Western District of Pennsylvania Case No. 17-804) was a woman going through the process of obtaining Social Security Disability benefits. The woman contended that she was entitled to benefits based upon several mental and physical problems, some of which were results of an auto accident.
Y.W.’s claim was not successful at first. The administrative law judge, after looking at the evidence, concluded that the woman was able to do work that existed in sufficient numbers. That’s very important because, in order for you to meet the definition of “disabled” and qualify for benefits, the ALJ must decide that, not only do your impairments prevent you from doing your old job, but also they prevent you from doing any job that exists in substantial numbers in the national economy and for which you qualify, considering your age, education, and work experience. There is no black-and-white number for what does or does not constitute “significant numbers.”