Social Security Disability Benefits

Disability Benefits 101: Your Guide to Financial Stability After Disability

Our guide to financial stability after disability provides valuable information on available benefits through SSDI, SSI, and other assistance programs, and explain how these benefits can ensure a more stable financial future.

Is It Harder to get SSI or SSDI?

Is it harder to get SSI or SSDI? While both have specific requirements for approval, it’s usually easier to get approved for SSDI because of a credible work history and health plan. What Is the Difference Between SSDI and SSI? In Illinois, an individual who develops a disability because of an injury or illness can Read More

Can Disability Be Garnished?

Social Security disability benefits are important when you’re disabled and can no longer work to earn a steady income. However, disability can be garnished, and this can reduce your monthly benefit payment if you owe money to the federal government for tax debt, creditors for student loan debt, or courts for alimony and child support. Read More

How to Qualify for Disability Benefits With Chronic Pain

The Social Security Administration SSA does not include chronic pain on the list of impairments. However, an applicant’s request for disability for chronic pain may be approved if his or her impairment meets the criteria shown in the SSA’s Blue Book, a guideline for medical conditions that qualify for benefits. Causes of Chronic Pain Pain Read More

How Long Do Disability Claims Take?

When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, how long do disability claims take? Generally, it takes from 3 to 5 months to get a decision, but your waiting time depends on how long it takes for Social Security to get important evidence to support your claim. How Long Does It Take to Get Approved Read More

Can You Get Disability Benefits for Long COVID?

It is possible to get disability for long COVID. Unfortunately, you’re in for a fight to gain approval from the Social Security Administration for disability benefits. Though the Federal Government has determined that Long COVID should be considered a disability under the ADA, section 504 and section 1557, this applies to your relationship with employers and doesn’t Read More

What Is the Maximum Social Security Disability Benefit?

If you’ve worked at a job that pays into the Social Security System and have sustained a disability, you may qualify for maximum Social Security Disability benefit payments. Of course, these benefits are income based and depend on you having paid into the system, among other requirements for qualification. If you think you may qualify for SSDI Read More

What Is the Easiest Way to Get Disability Benefits?

There is not a guaranteed, or easiest way to ensure that you are approved for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. However, using an experienced disability attorney will ensure that you are maximizing your chances at early approval. There is a complicated and lengthy list of qualifying conditions and supporting documentation that you’ll need to provide. Your Read More

How Many Times Can You Get Denied for Disability?

You can be denied disability a total of 5 times. The first time will be on your initial application and can be for a variety of reasons. If your initial SSDI or SSI claim has been denied, the system allows you to enter an appeals process that has 4 steps. Similar to the court system, each denial requires Read More

How Much Do You Get for Disability Benefits?

When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, your monthly benefit payment is decided by a formula based on your earnings over a period of time. Your employment earnings and Social Security guidelines will be key factors in determining how much you get for disability. How Much Do You Get for Disability? Workers who are Read More