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Is it time to apply for Social Security disability benefits?

A long-term or permanent illness or injury is a burden that no Philadelphia resident wants to bear. It can prevent a person from living the life that they want to experience, spending time with the people they know and love, and holding down a job to pay their bills and provide for those who depend upon them for their needs.

Ailments that prevent individuals from working and that last for at least a year may qualify individuals for Social Security disability benefits. These benefits come in the form of financial support and may be used by qualifying individuals to put roofs over their heads, food on their tables and clothing on their backs. For many, Social Security disability benefits are a necessary form of support to keep them from losing the capacity to care for themselves.

Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a challenge for those who do not understand the process and who are unfamiliar with what requirements the Social Security Administration imposes on those who seek to collect disability support. Because of these issues some who may significantly benefit from Social security benefits' programs may fail to apply for the financial support they qualify for.

Jefrey S. Lichtman, attorney at law, encourages readers of his Social Security disability benefits blog to take proactive steps to learn about how the Social Security Administration's programs may serve their needs. His firm is available for those who are unsure of whether their illnesses and injuries will qualify them for Social Security benefits as well as those who may have had their applications for benefits denied. In the New Year, individuals who are suffering from disabilities may wish to start the year on the right footing by applying for necessary Social Security disability benefits.

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