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What Does ‘Significant Numbers’ in the ‘National Economy’ Mean and How Can It Affect Your Disability Case in Pennsylvania?

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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… Read More »

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The Importance of Your Treating Physician’s Testimony in Your Disability Case in Pennsylvania

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Going through the process of seeking Social Security disability benefits can seem hopelessly overwhelming. With so many forms and supporting documents and other requirements, it may seem like an impossible hill to climb. The reality is, though, that your case may be far from hopeless. Even if you have a strong case, you may… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Worker With Osteoarthritis Gets a Second Chance to Pursue Disability Benefits

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If you have a medical condition that has left you unable to work, you may need the assistance of disability benefits. Receiving an award of benefits can greatly enhance the quality of life of the recipient. However, the legal processes of your claim for disability benefits can seem daunting. Giving yourself a strong chance… Read More »

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Clearing the Hurdles in Your Pennsylvania Social Security Disability Case

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If you are disabled, that disability may permit you to recover disability benefits. In order to do that, you’ll have to file a claim and clear several hurdles along the way. You’ll have to prove that you are, as defined by the law, actually disabled and unable to work. In your case, you will… Read More »

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The Risks that Come From Pursuing Your Disability Case Without an Experienced Pennsylvania Attorney

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People may have various reasons for taking on the legal system without an attorney. Perhaps they think they can do as good a job as most lawyers. Perhaps they do not wish to divulge the details of their personal affairs with someone they don’t know. In a lot of situations, people decide they cannot… Read More »

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Tackling the SSI Claim Process: How a Knowledgeable Pennsylvania Attorney Can Help

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Obtaining supplemental security income (SSI) benefits is not as simple as merely filling out an application form, asserting that you have a disability, and then handing over certain information. The process involves very specific rules and very exacting requirements regarding the proof you need in order to obtain an award of benefits. Wherever you… Read More »

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How Pennsylvania Residents Know if Their Condition is “Disabling Enough” for Social Security Purposes

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While receiving disability benefits can greatly improve the lives of Pennsylvania individuals who are unable to work, applying for these federal benefits can be a challenge.  Understanding the necessary documentation and requirements can help the process of securing benefits.  Pennsylvania Social Security Disability lawyers can provide guidance through the application steps and help individuals… Read More »

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How Pennsylvania Residents Can Receive Social Security Disability Benefits Without a Strong Work History

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In order to secure Social Security disability benefits, the Social Security Administration requires that applicants show they are disabled, based on the Administration’s definition of “disability.” In earlier blog posts, we have written about the importance of meeting all of the criteria in order to successfully secure benefits.  The disability requirement essentially rests on… Read More »

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Residual Functional Capacity Questionnaires Can Help Secure Benefits for Pennsylvania Individuals Seeking Social Security

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Requesting a residual functional capacity questionnaire can be an important aspect of a successful claim for Social Security benefits.  Pennsylvania Social Security claimants must ensure that their treating physician appreciates the seriousness of their medical conditions. Significantly, a treating physician must understand that these medical problems affect their ability to function. Treating providers should… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Individuals Suffering from Multiple Sclerosis May Be Entitled to Social Security Benefits

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Social Security Disability benefits are available to individuals with multiple sclerosis.  While some men and women suffering from symptoms of multiple sclerosis use walkers or wheelchairs, others experience long-term remissions and can work successfully.  Doctors may assess individuals with multiple sclerosis and determine that the symptoms do not prevent them from working full-time. In… Read More »

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