Social Security Disability

How Long Does an SSDI Application Take?

When you file for an SSDI application, how long does SSDI application take? The normal wait time to receive a decision is 3 to 5 months, but the wait may be longer depending on how long it takes for the Social Security Administration to receive necessary evidence to support your claim. What Can Influence Wait Read More

How to Fill Out an SSDI Application Form

When applying for Social Security disability benefits, the first step is filling out an SSDI application form. Figuring out how to fill out an SSDI application requires some basic personal and medical information, as well as an understanding of the application process. If you don’t have access to the information required or don’t understand how Read More

What to Expect At a SSDI Medical Exam

If you have a physical impairment or medical condition that prevents you from working, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. However, to qualify for benefits, you will be required to undergo an SSDI medical exam to show proof of your limitations. How Does the SSDI Medical Exam Determine Physical Capability? When you Read More

How to Get Approved for Disability

If you’re disabled and unable to work for one year or more, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. However, approval is based on certain Social Security guidelines and the type of disability that you have, so it’s important to understand how to get approved for disability before you submit a claim for benefits. Read More

Who Is Eligible for Social Security Disability?

To determine who is eligible for Social Security disability, the Social Security Administration considers a variety of factors including your age, your work history and work credits, your income, and the nature of your disability. Who Is Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits? In Illinois, Social Security disability claims are handled by the Bureau of Read More

What You Need to Apply for Social Security Disability

If you’re disabled and need financial assistance, it’s important to know what you need to apply for Social Security disability benefits. Before you apply, make sure you’re prepared to provide personal information about yourself and your family members, your medical conditions and treatments, and your employment history. When Can You File for Social Security Disability? Read More

What Happens With Social Security Disability When a Spouse Dies?

You can often continue to receive Social Security disability benefits when a spouse dies, especially if you are 60 or older. The payment amounts range from 71.5% to 100% of the pre-death benefit amount. Social Security can pay these survivors’ benefits to widows, widowers, and dependents, including young children and sometimes even parents who were Read More

What Are Nonmedical Requirements for Social Security Disability?

To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you will need to prove you have a disability that prevents you from working. You will also need to meet several other nonmedical requirements set by the Social Security Administration. You will need to have an adequate work history and meet a certain requirement of work credits to Read More

What If You Can’t Pay a Lawyer for a Social Security Disability Claim?

Social Security Disability benefits offer life-saving financial support to claimants. But what if you can’t pay a lawyer for a Social Security Disability claim? You may still have options, even if you can’t pay an attorney upfront. Most lawyers who handle these types of cases work on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. Should Read More

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