Dugan & Associates, P.C.
No Recovery - No FeeFree Consultation
Serving all of Western Pennsylvania
Local: 412-353-3572 Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Archives

Your Pennsylvania social security disability questions are answered

Social Security Disability pays money for people who can't work due to various factors. If you or a loved one has a condition or injury that is affecting yours or their ability to work you may have a lot of questions about disability benefits. There are two types of programs for Social Security Disability - SSDI or SSI. What is the difference between SSDI-Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI-Supplemental Security Income. 

Unique challenges accompany mental illness

When someone finds out he or she is sick, most people react to that news with compassion. Communities often pull together to help people who are diagnosed with serious physical illnesses. However, mental illness is often put into a different category, even though it's a medical condition that deserves to be treated.

What accommodations are made for people with disabilities?

One of the most critical reforms of the last generation is the Americans with Disabilities Act. The law requires businesses and other public venues to make basic accommodations for people who have disabilities. Making restrooms wheelchair accessible or maintaining accessible parking spots are a couple examples of what might be done to comply with the law. Recently, however, a Pennsylvania raceway was accused of failing to make accommodations for patrons with physical disabilities.

Pennsylvania SSDI recipients increases by 50 percent

Nationwide, the number of people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance is increasing. In Pennsylvania, that increase has amounted to a 50 percent increase since 2003, recent Social Security Administration data shows. That increase is above the national average of 39 percent.

Surgery shows promise for severe obsessive compulsive disorder

The Social Security disability program isn't limited to covering purely physical injuries or illnesses; rather, it also covers some mental conditions. One of the mental illnesses included in SSDI is severe obsessive compulsive disorder, otherwise known as OCD. Certainly, financial support may be necessary for someone who is adversely affected by this particular condition, but advances in treatments can provide a different kind of relief.

How can children with disabilities obtain benefits?

Dealing with a child's disability can be a very confusing and scary time for parents in Pennsylvania. As individuals try to assess exactly how an injury, illness or mental condition will impact their families, they should know that there may be resources, such as Supplemental Security Income or Social Security disability, available to children living with a disability.

Who exactly qualifies for Social Security Disability?

The Social Security disability insurance program has recently been the subject of a lot of media attention and scrutiny. Many critics have broadly characterized recent increases in enrollment as unnecessary and wasteful spending. The reality, however, is that thousands of Pittsburgh residents are living with disabilities that make working very difficult. This is why they have sought the basic financial security afforded by SSDI benefits.

Social Security Disability

There are two types of Social Security Disability through the Social Security Administration. The first is Disability Insurance Benefit (DIB or SSD) most often referred to as Social Security Disability. The second is Supplemental Security Income (SSI). They both have the same medical requirements, but they have different financial requirements.

Pennsylvania family struggles with disabilities

Even the most financially secure and prepared families can be taken off guard by unexpected medical issues. When suddenly unable to work due to an injury or illness, family savings may dry up and making ends meet from month to month may become challenging. This has been the experience for one Pennsylvania family. Now, they collect Social Security disability insurance in order to meet their regular expenses.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Pittsburgh Office
4 West Manilla Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-922-0800
Fax: 412-922-0801
Pittsburgh Law Office Map

Beaver County Office
2002 McMinn St.
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-775-7372
Aliquippa Law Office Map

North Hills
6400 Brooktree Ct.
Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-933-0133
Wexford Law Office Map

Butler County
2009 Mackenzie Way
Suite 100
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-283-7063
Cranberry Twp Law Office Map

Monroeville
400 Penn Center Blvd.
Suite 101
Monroeville, PA 15232

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-261-1129

Westmoreland County
101 N. Main St.
Suite 104 - A
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-836-7454

Washington County
2400 Ansys Dr.
Suite 102
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-743-0463
Canonsburg Law Office Map

Serving all of Western Pennsylvania Free Consultation