Chicago Motor Function Disability Attorneys

Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyers

Motor function disabilities, such as immobility or paralysis, can drastically affect a person’s life, including his or her ability to work and earn an income. If this is the case, the individual may be entitled to social security disability benefits, such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The Chicago social security disability attorneys at Ankin Law have considerable experience helping clients with motor function disabilities who are unable to work obtain social security disability benefits. If you or someone you love suffers from motor function issues, such as immobility or paralysis, contact our office to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Chicago SSDI and SSI attorneys to learn more about your options.

Social Security Disability Requirements

In order to be eligible for SSDI or SSI benefits, an individual must meet the evaluation criteria established in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability handbook, or demonstrate that he or she is unable to participate in any kind of employment based on residual functional capacity, age, education and work experience. If an applicant is seeking SSI, he or she must also satisfy certain income and resource requirements. Applicants for SSDI must have earned sufficient “work credits,” but they do not need to meet the financial conditions of SSI.

Social Security Administration’s Motor Function Disability Criteria

The SSA defines immobility as the extreme limitation of the ability to walk, or a medical condition that affects an individual’s ability to initiate, sustain, or complete activities without assistance. The inability to walk is generally defined as insufficient lower extremity functionality to allow independent movement without the use of a hand-held assistive device(s) that limits the functions of the upper extremities.

The motor function disabilities must have lasted, or be expected to last, for at least 12 months.

Compassionate Legal Advice

At Ankin Law, our compassionate and knowledgeable Chicago social security disability attorneys focus on helping individuals with motor function disabilities obtain the appropriate social security disability benefits. If you or someone you love is unable to walk as a result of motor function issues, contact us at (872) 529-9377 to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Chicago social security disability attorneys.


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10 N Dearborn, Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois 60602

(872) 529-9377