April 2016

Illinois Joins Consortium to Expand Access to ABLE Accounts

disability lawyersNine states are cooperating to expand the variability of and accessibility to ABLE accounts for people with disabilities. Sadly, government benefits are insufficient to fully cover the needs of many disabled persons. Between medical bills, assisted living devices, home upgrades and limited opportunities for gainful employment – people with disabilities are forgotten. Therefore they must supplement these benefits with their own savings.


70% of Initial Social Security Disability Claims are Denied: What Now?

attorney for social securityEvery year, millions of Americans apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies 70 percent of initial claims.


The Dynamics of Social Security Disability Insurance in 2016

Social Security Lawyers ChicagoPeriodically, there are changes to the social security program that may affect those applying for benefits. Social Security Disability programs allow many disabled people to remain financially stable, and changes are closely monitored by Social Security lawyers and disability advocates.