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Important rules for the Social Security disability process

Social Security is meant to help people who have been working when they find themselves in a time of need. Benefits can be used to help financially support oneself during retirement in Pennsylvania or in any other state. On the other hand, many times people will require benefits due to some type of disability. However, it is important to have a good understanding of the legalities surrounding Social Security disability benefits.

In order to receive disability benefits through Social Security, one’s disability must fulfill certain requirements to be eligible. First, the disability must last for a minimum of one year, or the disability must be expected to eventually cause death. However, this does not mean one must wait for an entire year in order to apply for benefits. Those who become disabled and expect to not be able to work for a minimum of one year should apply for benefits immediately.

It is essential to begin the process right away since it can take some time for the Social Security Administration to process the application for benefits. This process can take as long as several months. If the administration approves the application, one will receive benefits for the full six-month period after becoming disabled.

However, each person’s situation in Pennsylvania and other states will be different. The Administration will have to decide each situation on a case-by-case basis. Therefore, not everybody’s application will be accepted. There may be other times when one may wish to take legal action in order to obtain one’s rightful Social Security disability benefits.

Source:, "Social Security 06/30/14", , June 29, 2014

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