July 2016

Getting a Disability Claim Approved for Fibromyalgia

A wheelchair at hospital corridor, Fibromyalgia diagnosisGetting a disability claim approved for fibromyalgia can be difficult as initial claims are often denied. Fibromyalgia claims were traditionally denied by disability claims examiners if fibromyalgia was the only diagnosis. However, due to legislation in the past few years, the criteria for a fibromyalgia claim has changed. An experienced Chicago Social Security attorney can provide answers to questions, especially if an application has been previously denied. […]

Obtaining Children’s Benefits When You Are Disabled

A disabled child is playing, children's disability benefitsWhen one or both parents qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, dependent children may qualify to receive SSDI benefits as well. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), approximately 4.3 million children in the United States receive Social Security benefits because one or both parents are either retired, deceased, or disabled. […]

Children May Qualify for Social Security Disability

A disabled child is playing, children's SSDDevastating illnesses can arrive at any stage of life. Even though children haven’t spent a lifetime contributing to Social Security, the agency does provide benefits to children suffering from disabling diseases and injuries ranging from cancer to blindness. The funds are paid through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program which helps parents with limited income pay for the medical care and living expenses of their children. […]