During American Heart Month, many Philadelphia residents may focus on learning more about heart health and how heart disease can be prevented. Further, the month of February has special days to recognize those who suffer from cancer and those who donate their organs to needy individuals. This may lead many in Philadelphia to think about Social Security disability benefits.
Most Philadelphia residents do not realize just how many people are disabled and unable to work. However, 25 percent of individuals who work and are of 20 years of age will become disabled sooner than reaching retirement age. This can cause severe financial stress. For many disabled individuals, Social Security benefits are their only option for a somewhat secure financial future.
In many cases, a disability causes a person to lose work. In fact, most of the time, disabled individuals must quit their jobs due to their inability to perform their standard job functions. Therefore, this puts them in a huge financial predicament since they are unable to earn a living and bring monthly income in to pay the bills.
Social Security disability benefits can assist those who are in need of financial support. One is not required to be diagnosed with heart disease or have developed cancer in order to receive Social Security disability. However, the disability does have to be severe enough that one cannot work. Further, the disability must keep one from working for a minimum of 12 months or potentially cause death. Nonetheless, Philadelphia residents who have sustained an injury that has left them disabled and unable to work would do well to seek professional information regarding Social Security disability benefits.
Source: tricities.com, Disability benefits for what (severely) ails you, Trevor Drozdowski, Feb. 6, 2014