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Is Schizophrenia a Disability?
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Is schizophrenia a disability that qualifies for benefits to people who have the condition? According to the Social Security Administration, the federal agency that oversees disability claims, schizophrenia is considered a disability if it makes working impossible for the afflicted party.

Disability Benefits 101: Your Guide to Financial Stability After Disability
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Our guide to financial stability after disability provides valuable information on available benefits through SSDI, SSI, and other assistance programs, and explain how these benefits can ensure a more stable financial future.

Is It Harder to get SSI or SSDI?
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Is it harder to get SSI or SSDI? While both have specific requirements for approval, it’s usually easier to get approved for SSDI because of a credible work history and health plan. What Is the Difference Between SSDI and SSI? In Illinois, an individual who develops a disability because of an injury or illness can Read More

Can You Get Disability for Seizures?
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If you have been diagnosed with epilepsy by a licensed medical professional, and you can not work for at least 12 months due to your condition, you may qualify for benefits.

What Neck Problems Qualify for Disability?
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When neck pain is acute and impacts your ability to perform your normal job duties, it’s possible your neck problems qualify for disability benefits. However, qualification guidelines require that your neck problems match the conditions for neck pain specified in the Social Security disability listings. Common Neck Pain Symptoms Many adults in Chicago have likely Read More

Is SSDI Retroactive?
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Is SSDI retroactive in your case? If you need Social Security disability benefits, it’s important to understand the requirements for filing an SSDI claim in Illinois, how to find out if SSDI is retroactive, and the difference between retroactive payments and back payments. What Is the Difference Between Retroactive Pay and Back Pay for SSDI? When Read More

Your Guide to the SSDI Appeal Process
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When you need Social Security Disability benefits in Illinois, getting a denial letter can have a significant impact on your finances and livelihood. You can appeal that decision through the SSDI appeal process. To do so, you must follow the SSA guidelines, submit complete and accurate information, and meet all required deadlines set by the Read More

Can You Work While Applying for Disability?
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If you’re disabled and need to file for Social Security disability, there are some restrictions that may impact your approval for benefits if you’re still working. Whether you can work while applying for disability in Chicago depends on how many hours you are working and how much money you are earning. How Does Working Impact Read More

Can Disability Be Garnished?
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Social Security disability benefits are important when you’re disabled and can no longer work to earn a steady income. However, disability can be garnished, and this can reduce your monthly benefit payment if you owe money to the federal government for tax debt, creditors for student loan debt, or courts for alimony and child support. Read More

How Long Does an SSDI Application Take?
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When you file for an SSDI application, how long does SSDI application take? The normal wait time to receive a decision is 3 to 5 months, but the wait may be longer depending on how long it takes for the Social Security Administration to receive necessary evidence to support your claim. What Can Influence Wait Read More