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How to Win a Social Security Disability Federal Court Appeal
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Winning a Social Security Disability federal court appeal requires a claimant to follow the procedural rules for appealing at the federal court level. Additionally, the claimant should identify the errors the Social Security Administration (SSA) made when deciding his or her claim. Because of how legally complicated the appeals process for federal courts is, people Read More

How Much Can You Earn and Still Keep Your Social Security Disability?
How much can you earn and still keep your Social Security disability

Many people receiving Social Security Disability can work part-time without losing their disability benefits as long as their earnings do not surpass a set amount per month. Disability benefit recipients should consult a disability lawyer to determine whether they can earn extra income without losing their benefits.  Working Part-Time While on Social Security Disability The Social Read More

How Does a Lump Sum Settlement Affect Social Security Disability?
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Injured workers in Illinois can accept a lump sum payment in a workers’ compensation settlement and still receive monthly social security insurance disability payments. However, they need the help of an attorney to ensure the workers’ comp settlement has specific language preventing the unintentional offset of their disability payments. What is Workers Compensation? Illinois requires Read More

How Long Term Disability Lawyers Can Maximize Your Benefits
How Long Term Disability Lawyers Can Maximize Your Benefits

A workplace injury could cause workers to miss more than a year of work. Whenever an injury occurs that puts someone out of work for a year or more, that person generally qualifies for Social Security disability benefits. Many factors could affect Social Security benefits. Social Security disability attorneys can help claimants navigate the claims Read More

Do You Need to Hire a Disability Lawyer to Get SSDI Benefits?
Do You Need to Hire a Disability Lawyer to Get SSDI Benefits?

Applying for Social Security disability benefits doesn’t require an attorney or advocate, but there are some good reasons why it’s better for claimants to retain one. Claim approval rates, processing denials, the risk of mistakes in paperwork, and the complexity of the application process are just some reasons claimants benefit from retaining a disability lawyer. The Odds of Read More

How Social Security Disability Lawyers are Different from SSDI Advocates
How Social Security Disability Lawyers are Different from SSDI Advocates

The Social Security Administration (SSA) allows an applicant to have professional representation to help with the claim. This help could be provided by a disability attorney or disability advocate. Disability attorneys are legal representatives that help guide applicants through the claims process and, when necessary, fight denials. Disability advocates are those who have passed an SSA-administered exam and met Read More

Metastatic Breast Cancer? You May Qualify for Disability
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People diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) may soon access Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and Medicare coverage faster than the current laws allow. Senator Susan Collins recently co-sponsored bipartisan legislation that would eliminate the 5-month waiting period for SSDI benefits and 24-month waiting period for eligibility for Medicare coverage for metastatic breast cancer Read More

What to Do if You Disagree with Your SSDI Determination
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A person who disagrees with the Social Security Administration’s decision on his or her claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can file an appeal to have the agency review the case. Claimants requesting an appeal have a right to representation, so they can work with a long-term disability attorney to boost their chances of Read More

SSDI Benefits Increase Coming Soon
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Recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will see an increase of 5.9% in their monthly benefits in 2022. The larger checks will help approximately 70 million Americans keep up with the rising costs resulting from inflation while the economy keeps recovering from the pandemic’s impact. The increased payments to Read More

How to Check Your Disability Claim Status
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There are three ways to check one’s disability claim status: using the Social Security Administration’s online services, contacting the SSA by calling the automated line 1-800-772-1213, or by visiting a local SSA office in Chicago. Checking the Status Online The SSA’s online services provide a fast and convenient way for people to find out the Read More