February 2015

Researchers split Schizophrenia into 8 separate diseases

Discovery could improve treatment for victims About 1 percent of Americans suffer from schizophrenia, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. As most Social Security lawyers in Chicago understand, the associated symptoms can be severely debilitating. Fortunately, new research may lead to better treatments for this disease. One impactful new study indicates schizophrenia may […]

Some visual disorders may be eligible for Social Security Disability

Claiming benefits with a Social Security Lawyer At least 3.4 million Americans over the age of 40 are visually impaired, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An additional 21 million Americans may be at risk for vision loss due to existing health issues. Many people in Illinois may struggle to perform their […]

If I get married, will it affect my SSD benefits?

Understanding what to expect with a Social Security attorney People who collect Social Security Disability benefits know that many factors help determine eligibility for benefits. However, marriage is one factor that many beneficiaries in Illinois may overlook. As any Social Security attorney can confirm, marriage sometimes provides grounds for benefit loss. In other cases, marriage […]