Can I Go Back to Work While Collecting Benefits?

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Individuals who collect SSDI benefits can continue to collect these benefits even after they have returned to work. While SSDI benefits can provide long-term income to help disabled workers recover, the benefits are not guaranteed to be permanent and the individual may need to return following a review of their disability status. Because of this, […]

Losing Your Social Security Benefits

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There are several reasons that could result in the loss of Social Security benefits. In 2015, more than 150,000 people in Cook County had successfully submitted Social Security claims Chicago. Social Security is meant to be available when it is needed. It is important to understand the potential causes that could result in the loss […]

How Does The SSA Determine Whether Someone Is Disabled?

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Disability applicants are required to pass through a five-step evaluation process that the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses to ascertain if applicants qualify as “disabled” and are entitled to disability income from the social security fund.The SSA is responsible for administering social security insurance income to people when they retire and disability benefits to people […]

New Rules for Social Security Disability

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The Social Security Administration has finalized multiple new rules that will impact the way claims are processed and covered. It is important for SSDI applicants to speak with a social security attorney in Chicago in order to understand how these rule changes may affect pending claims and future benefits. The “Five-Day” Rule This change to SSDI […]

Disability Settlements – Accept or Continue to Trial?

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While pursuing disability benefits, a claimant may reach the point where a settlement offer is made in which he or she will receive a certain amount of benefits that is less than he or she believes is owed. The claimant will have to weigh the pros and cons of accepting the settlement. (Article continues below […]

Social Security Disability May Be In Danger Under Trump Budget

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While President Trump campaigned on a promise that he would not cut Social Security or Medicare benefits, budget director Mick Mulvaney recently admitted that the social security disability insurance and supplemental security income programs may be targeted for cuts. These programs are relied upon by millions of Americans who are disabled and unable to work, […]

Claiming Social Security Spousal Benefits

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A married person who has never contributed to the Social Security fund may still be eligible for Social Security benefits if his or her spouse paid into it. Both spouses must meet certain criteria in order to claim the spousal benefit. Age Requirement Before a spouse can claim the spousal benefit, he or she must […]

Social Security Disability: Change Is in the Air

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) conducts an annual financial review that can have a significant impact on qualification rules, benefits amounts and other areas of disability for current and future recipients. For 2017, changes that individuals and Social Security attorneys should be aware of include: Work Credits: To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) […]

How Recipients Lose Their Social Security Benefits

Social security disability offers a substantial relief for recipients, but there are some events that may trigger the Social Security Administration to cut off the benefits a recipient receives. Benefits may also be reduced to pay delinquent tax debts or old student loans. The SSA sets a medical diary date to determine a recipient’s continued eligibility for disability payments.

Are Disabled Veterans Guaranteed SSDI Approval?

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Disabled veterans can collect Social Security Disability benefits, but unfortunately a 100 percent VA disability rating does not guarantee SSDI claim approval. For Illinois claims, a Chicago Social Security attorney can explain the complex issues that are often associated with a SSDI claim approval. Claim Evaluations The Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Veterans Administration […]