Disability Lawyer, Paula Robinson, Esq. | Lawyers of PA |

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The Social Security Admininstration calculates that a 20 year old worker has a 30% chance of becoming disabled before reaching retiremenet age.  Other studies show that 1 out of 4 young workers will become disabled some time during their lifetime.  If you are injured and unable to work, regardless of whether the injury occurred at work or elsewhere, you are eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits if you have paid into the Social Security system. Pursuant to the Social Security Administration (SSA) guidelines, you are disabled if you have medical proof that you cannot work for a period of at least 12 months.  To obtain Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you must provide medical proof. The Social Security Administration pays cash benefits to individuals who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability.  Benefits will continue until a person is able to work again on a regular basis.  If the worker’s disability status improves, there are a variety of work incentives available to ease the transition back to work. Numerous people are able to file the initial Social Security Disability (SSD) claim themselves, and do not need a lawyer.  Most people who apply for social security benefits are initially turned down. The process of applying for social security benefits can be long and extremely frustrating. Having an experienced lawyer is key if you intend to appeal your denial.  Without the proper legal representation, if could take up to 2 1/2 years to receive benefits. Robinson Law can assist in speeding up the process so you can focus on the care of your injury and your family. Pursuant to the Social Security Administration, a “disability” can be physical, emotional, or a combination of both.  To obtain benfits, you must prove your disability is severe enough to prevent you from working in any paying job for at least 12 consecutive months. Factors that influence whether you will receive social security benefits include your age, education, work experience, compliance with medical treatment, daily activities and the kind and extent of treatment. Robinson Law will help you gather all of the necessary information to present your case to the Social Security Administration for the maximum benefits you deserve.