October 2021

How to Check Your Disability Claim Status

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

12 New Conditions Added to the Compassionate Allowances Program

The Social Security Administration has added Adult Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Choroid Plexus Carcinoma (CPC), Desmoplastic Mesothelioma, Congenital Zika Syndrome, Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma (RHL), Pericardial Mesothelioma, Renpenning Syndrome, SYNGAP1-related NSID, Charlevoix Saguenay Spastic Ataxia, CIC-rearranged Sarcoma (CRS), Taybi-Linder Syndrome, and SCN8A Epileptic Encephalopathy to its Compassionate Allowances program. Program Cuts Short Waiting Time The Compassionate Allowances Read More

What Are Countable Resources When Applying for SSI?

Countable resources are things that a person owns that count toward the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) resource limit. If a person’s countable resources exceed the allowable limit at the start of a month, he or she will not receive SSI benefits for that month. There are several things that a person owns that are not Read More