The Philadelphia Social Security Disability Lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., Discuss the General Assistance Program’s Termination

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Until recently, Pennsylvania residents who were disabled or living on a low income could rely on financial assistance from the state’s general assistance program to help pay for basic necessities, such as food and shelter. However, under the state’s new budget, these $200 monthly payments have been discontinued.

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Unfortunately, in many cases, it is difficult, or even impossible, for individuals with disabilities to find or maintain employment, usually because of a physical or mental condition which makes working an incredibly difficult proposition.

The Philadelphia Social Security disability lawyers at Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities pursue the financial assistance they need, and as such, want to draw attention to the recent termination of an important program. Until recently, Pennsylvania residents who were disabled or living on a low income could rely on financial assistance from the state’s general assistance program to help pay for basic necessities, such as food and shelter. However, under the state’s new budget, these $200 monthly payments have been discontinued. Individuals who once relied on this program in order to be able to support themselves will now have to pursue other means of assistance.

Unfortunately, in many cases, it is difficult, or even impossible, for individuals with disabilities to find or maintain employment, usually because of a physical or mental condition which makes working an incredibly difficult proposition. In these circumstances, many individuals turn to Social Security disability benefits to help cover the costs of their living expenses. However, because of the difficulty that many individuals encounter when applying for this important form of assistance, it may be advisable to pursue legal representation.

The process of applying and qualifying for Social Security disability benefits can be intimidating for many prospective applicants. An attorney can help individuals to not only ensure that their initial applications are accurate and fully complete, but also to appeal any negative decisions. The Philadelphia Social Security disability attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are available to help those looking for more information on Social Security disability benefits and how they may be able to help you and your family.

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Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., is a Social Security disability law firm based in Pennsylvania, with offices in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York. For more information on disability benefits, contact them today at 215-238-1130.

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