Social Security disability benefits are often the lifeline that is needed for many disabled individuals, including those in Pennsylvania. However, that doesn't mean that the benefits will last forever. Instead, the Social Security Administration will make a periodic review of a person's medical condition in order to determine whether that person still meets the requirements needed to continue receiving benefits. The timelines as to when this will be completed are dependent on the expectations of whether and how the individual's disabling illness or injury is may improve.
When people think of someone who may choose to pursue Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, they may immediately assume that the applicant suffers from some sort of physical injury or illness. However, mental illness can be just as debilitating as a physical injury -- even more in some cases, as these types of illnesses are often hushed-up or go untreated due to the stigma surrounding them. However, it is very important that those in Pennsylvania who need financial help due to a mental illness seek the benefits they are entitled to. Our law firm understands that this can be a confusing process.
When a person in Pennsylvania cannot work due to a debilitating illness or injury, they may in some circumstances qualify for Social Security disability benefits. One way to apply for these benefits is online.
We all like to think we can predict the future. We make our decisions, whatever they are, believing they are well-informed and have considered all of the possibilities. We often are proved wrong. Few people ever think they could suffer an injury or illness that would leave them disabled.