Oakbrook Terrace Social Security Disability Lawyers
Are You Eligible for Disability Benefits?
Often, Americans who qualify for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits delay filing a claim, or fail to file altogether, due to confusion regarding eligibility.
In the "big picture," you likely qualify for benefits if your condition matches the Social Security Administrations general criteria, which reads "To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you have to prove you are or will be disabled for 12 consecutive months or more, from a recognized impairment."
In the "small picture," a handful of physical and psychological conditions make up a majority of successful claims.
Physical conditions include:
- Arthritis, and neck, hip and knee injuries and conditions
- Amputation and loss of limb
- Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions
- Back injuries and other related conditions, including disc problems and scoliosis
- Cancer and leukemia
- Heart disease and other cardiovascular problems
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
- Diabetes, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Traumatic brain injuries and other head injuries
- Multiple sclerosis
Psychological conditions include:
- Battered wife syndrome
- Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)
- Dyslexia and other learning disabilities
- Schizophrenia, Bi-polar disorder and autism
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Psychological conditions resulting from head trauma
In the end, eligibility requirements lead to only one firm conclusion — that eligibility requirements are confusing and, often, arbitrary. The Social Security Administration has assigned a specific number to several illnesses and matching your condition(s) correctly to the government’s criteria is difficult, yet essential.
At the New Lenox, Illinois, law firm of Marshall W. Conick, Attorney at Law, we understand Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits eligibility requirements, and have helped hundreds of clients determine eligibility and successfully obtain benefits. For a no-charge discussion of your rights, contact our firm.
If you have questions regarding Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability benefits eligibility requirements, don't drive all the way to downtown Chicago. Instead, contact our firm which is conveniently located in New Lenox, just off Route 30. We offer free initial consultations, are available for evening and weekend appointments, and charge no fee unless we win. To contact us, call (630) 953-9055.
The latest from our blog...
There are currently almost 11 million people in this country who receive Social Security disability payments every month and are dependent on those benefits to survive. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the average monthly disability payment is $1,146. The trust fund that pays those disability payments is separate from the fund that pays retirement benefits. […] The post Will the SSI Fund Run Out of Money? appeared first on Illinois Social Security Disability Blog.
In 2008, the Social Security Administration began the process of replacing its outdated computer systems. The system that was in place was unable to handle the sharp increase of disability claims that were being filed. It was projected that it would take two to three years for the new system to be in place. Today, six years […] The post New Report Slams SSA Mismanagement of Computer System Replacement Project appeared first on Illinois Social Security Disability Blog.
According to information released by the Social Security Administration, the Social Security Disability Insurance approval rate is at the lowest it has been in five years. To qualify for SSDI, a person must be younger than the age of retirement and are unable to work because of an injury or disability. The length of time the disability will […] The post SSDI Approval Rate at its Lowest in Five Years appeared first on Illinois Social Security Disability Blog.