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How to apply for social security disability in Philadelphia

Being diagnosed with a disease, being injured or having any other mental or physical condition can limit your ability to work. Because of this, you might qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

Knowing how to properly file for Social Security disability benefits in Philadelphia is important, but always know that an attorney can help with the process from start to finish.

In order to qualify for benefits, your condition must last for at least one year, or must be projected to last for at least one year, when the benefits are approved. The other qualification is that there must be enough physical or mental limitations imposed on you by the condition that prevents you from returning to a formerly-held job or prevent you from obtaining a job you might ordinarily be able to work based on your education and skills.

You can apply for benefits online, but it is recommended you do so by contacting the local Philadelphia office. This will allow you to complete your interview either during the phone call or you can schedule an appointment to visit the office.

There are five important documents you will need when filing for Social Security disability benefits. They include:

- Birth certificate

- Verification of all sources of income

- All asset information (life insurance, real property, bank accounts and investment accounts)

- Proof of marriage or divorce

- Proof of military service

It is also a good idea to compile as much of your work and medical histories as possible prior to filing for benefits. The agent assigned to your case will look closely at both of these histories when determining your eligibility for benefits. The medical history documents you provide should include the treatments you have received for your condition. Even though work history is important, the agent reviewing your case will focus more closely on the medical records.

Social Security disability benefits in Philadelphia help those who are too sick or injured to work. Visit our page today to learn more about these benefits and how you can apply.

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