Chicago Disability Social Security Lawyers

Illinois Long Term Disability Insurance Attorneys

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) is paid to persons with disabilities and certain members of their families if they are considered to be “insured” – in other words, if they have worked long enough and paid social security taxes. SSDI is paid on a temporary or permanent basis, depending on whether the recipient’s disability is temporary or permanent.

Unlike Supplemental Security Income (SSI), SSDI is not contingent on satisfying any financial requirements. In order to qualify for SSDI benefits, a person must:

  • Have a physical or mental medical condition that prevents him or her from engaging in “substantial gainful activity” and is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death;
  • Be under the age of 65; and
  • Have earned enough “work credits.”

In order to receive Social Security Disability Insurance, your disability must be expected to last at least one year or result in death. You will not receive benefits for partial or short-term disability that is expected to last less than one year.

The number of work “credits” required to receive SSDI varies depending on your age at the time of disability. For more information, the calculation of work credits, visit this page.

The Chicago social security disability lawyers at Ankin Law have been helping clients apply for SSDI benefits for years and we are highly familiar with the application process. You will need to submit several pieces of information with your application for SSDI, including:

  • Social security number
  • Birth certificate or other proof of age
  • Names and contact information of doctors, hospitals, clinics, and other health care providers that have treated you, along with the dates of treatment
  • Names of all medications being taken

Along with SSDI, you may also be eligible for long-term disability benefits under ERISA laws and our experienced Illinois long-term disability attorneys can help you pursue these claims.

Get the Support of an Experienced Social Security Disability Attorney

Contact the Chicago long term disability attorneys at Ankin Law to schedule your free consultation so that you can begin pursuing your social security disability claim.


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