Social Security Disability

What to Do While Waiting on SSD Approval

Knowing what to do while waiting on SSD approval can help your claim go smoothly. If you file a claim for Social Security disability benefits, and you are waiting on approval, you must follow steps to protect your benefits and reduce financial hardships. Steps to take include seeing your doctor for continuing medical care, working if Read More

What Happens When You Fire Your Attorney for Social Security Disability?

If you are dissatisfied with the services provided by your SSDI lawyer, you are allowed to fire your attorney for Social Security disability at any time. However, you should consider the impact on the timeline of your existing disability claim and extra financial expenses caused by attorneys’ fees before you take any definitive actions. Filing Read More

How to Win Social Security Disability for Post-Traumatic Knee Arthritis

In this guide, you will learn how to win Social Security Disability for post-traumatic knee arthritis. If you’re experiencing joint pain or post-traumatic knee arthritis, you’re entitled to file a disability claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, to qualify for benefits and win your case, you must meet all SSA medical requirements to Read More

What Is the Five-Month Waiting Period for SSDI?

If you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance, and your application is approved, you will be subject to a five-month waiting period before your benefits begin. What is the five-month waiting period for SSDI, and how does it apply to your claim? Learning more about when the waiting period starts, how it relates to your Read More

How Can a Chicago Disability Lawyer Help You Get Benefits?

One of the most common questions asked by people with disabilities is, “How can a Chicago disability lawyer help you get benefits?” When filing a claim for Illinois disability benefits, an SSDI attorney can help ensure your claim is successful by making sure your claim complies with filing requirements, includes evidence of your disabling medical Read More

How to Win a Social Security Disability Federal Court Appeal

Winning a Social Security Disability federal court appeal requires a claimant to follow the procedural rules for appealing at the federal court level. Additionally, the claimant should identify the errors the Social Security Administration (SSA) made when deciding his or her claim. Because of how legally complicated the appeals process for federal courts is, people Read More

How Much Can You Earn and Still Keep Your Social Security Disability?

Many people receiving Social Security Disability can work part-time without losing their disability benefits as long as their earnings do not surpass a set amount per month. Disability benefit recipients should consult a disability lawyer to determine whether they can earn extra income without losing their benefits.  Working Part-Time While on Social Security Disability The Social Read More

How Does a Lump Sum Settlement Affect Social Security Disability?

Injured workers in Illinois can accept a lump sum payment in a workers’ compensation settlement and still receive monthly social security insurance disability payments. However, they need the help of an attorney to ensure the workers’ comp settlement has specific language preventing the unintentional offset of their disability payments. What is Workers Compensation? Illinois requires Read More

Do You Need to Hire a Disability Lawyer to Get SSDI Benefits?

Applying for Social Security disability benefits doesn’t require an attorney or advocate, but there are some good reasons why it’s better for claimants to retain one. Claim approval rates, processing denials, the risk of mistakes in paperwork, and the complexity of the application process are just some reasons claimants benefit from retaining a disability lawyer. The Odds of Read More

How Social Security Disability Lawyers are Different from SSDI Advocates

The Social Security Administration (SSA) allows an applicant to have professional representation to help with the claim. This help could be provided by a disability attorney or disability advocate. Disability attorneys are legal representatives that help guide applicants through the claims process and, when necessary, fight denials. Disability advocates are those who have passed an SSA-administered exam and met Read More