There are a number of requirements that must be satisfied for an individual in Philadelphia to receive Social Security disability benefits. For example, the individual must meet the Social Security Administration’s definition of what constitutes a disability. In general, this means the individual cannot perform the job duties they did before becoming disabled, nor can they perform any other type of work. In addition, the disability must have lasted or is expected to last at least twelve months.
A serious illness or injury can cause anyone in Philadelphia to experience a significant amount of stress about their future. How long will the illness or injury keep them from working? How will they support themselves in the meantime? And, what happens if they can never return to work due to their illness or injury?