Benefits While Your Bucks County Workers' Comp Claim is Pending

If you are injured or disabled and you're a Bucks County resident, you may need a Bucks County Pennsylvania workers' compensation or disability law firm such as Fenner & Boles to handle your claim for workers' compensation, Social Security Disability, or long-term disability benefits.  But if you've suffered an on the job injury or a disabling condition and your claim has been denied, what can you do?  You need to put food on the table for your family. Are other resources available while you await the outcome of your case? 

The premier organization that provides free help to the Pennsylvania disabled in navigating the confusing benefits system is Meeting Life's Challenges, which can be accessed here.

I strongly advise you to  review my general overview of available benefits , which you can access by clicking here. The following gives you the specific information you need to file for benefits in Bucks County.

Protecting Your Family Should Not be Difficult

TOOLS FOR MEETING LIFE’S CHALLENGES

The premier organization providing FREE ACCESS to information about services and benefits for individuals with a disability and their families. Please let them know that Fenner & Boles recommended them!

  • Federal, state and local cash benefits
  • Medicare & Medicaid benefits
  • Private insurance benefits & appeals
  • In-home and community-based services
  • Educational advocacy
  • Home and vehicle modifications
  • Long-term care planning

Toll Fee: 866-594-8362

Website: Tools For Meeting Life's Challenges

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

If you are capable of working at least sedentary duty, you may collect unemployment compensation benefits while your workers' comp claim is pending, though you may run into trouble if you do so while pursuing a claim for Social Security Disability benefits. You can apply for unemployment compensation benefits by filling out an application which you can obtain here.  The finished application should be mailed to the following address:  

Erie UC Service Center 
1316 State Street 
Erie, PA 16501-1978.  

In the alternative, you can apply for unemployment compensation using the Compass web site, which you can access by clicking here.  Finally, you can apply for unemployment compensation benefits in person at the Bucks County Unemployment Compensation Office, which is located at the following address:  

Bristol Unemployment Office 
1260 Veterans' Highway
Bristol, Pennsylvania 19007

Phone No. 215 781 1073.  

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

For a discussion of the benefits available through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, click here and scroll the test to "VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION."

The Bucks County Office of Vocational Rehabilitation is not located in Bucks County.  To apply for assistance with OVR, you have to do so in the Norristown office at the following address:

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
1875 New Hope Street
Norristown, PA 19401-3146 

484 250 4340
484 250 4357 (TTY) 
800 221 1042 (free voice) 
888 616 0470 (free TTY)


DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

For all Pennsylvania residents, there are a variety of benefits available to you through the Department of Human Services, including cash assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance and health coverage, all of which are described in more detail here. You can apply for these benefits through the Compass web site, which can be accessed here.  You can also fill out an application for benefits, which you can access by clicking here.  Once you have filled out the form, bring the completed form to your County Assistance Office (CAO), at the address set forth below:

Bucks County Assistance Office
1214 Veterans Highway
Bristol, PA 19007-2593


SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS

If you are disabled from employment and the disability has lasted for a year or more or is expected to last for more than a year, you may qualify for benefits under the Social Security Administration's Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.  You may want to consider hiring a Bucks County Social Security disability lawyer such as Greg Boles to assist you in applying for benefits or handling an appeal from any denial.

More information concerning the SSD and SSI programs is set forth in Battered and Broke and in the text summary that you may access here.  To apply for Social Security disability benefits online, click here.

Anyone who seeks Supplemental Security Income benefits must apply by scheduling an appointment with your local Social Security office, which can be reached by calling 1 800 772 1213 or (TTY) 1 800 325 0778 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  In the alternative, you can contact your Bucks County Social Security office directly.

Social Security Administration
444 Lincoln Highway
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

Their hours are as follows:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

To locate by zip code, click here.

To obtain the location and information about your local workers' compensation office, click here.