If you are unable to work due to injury or illness, you may wonder what options are available to assist you financially until you can return to work – if you are able to return to work at all. Here, we’ll explore the differences between three common programs employees turn to when illness or injury negatively affects their ability to work.
Are you unable to work because of disability or age? Do you need financial assistance to cover your basic needs? You might be eligible for federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. And if you live in Illinois you might also qualify for state assistance programs. Find out what steps you must follow to file for SSI benefits in Illinois.
Degenerative joint disease, or DJD, is progressive, which means symptoms worsen over time. This can make it difficult for those who suffer from DJD to participate in activities of daily living or to work. If DJD interferes with your ability to work you may be eligible for social security disability (SSD) benefits. Here is what you need to know about applying for disability benefits with degenerative joint disease.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal benefits program that makes monthly payments to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. Depending on whether you have other sources of income that monthly benefit may not be enough to live on. Thankfully, there are other benefits that SSDI beneficiaries may be eligible to receive.
Some social workers specialize in serving individuals with disabilities. Learn how social workers can help in your social security disability case. Our blog and video outline the role of a social worker in your SSDI Application.
Although you cannot receive SSD benefits for partial disability, it is possible to qualify based on a temporary disability. For SSD purposes, “temporary disability” doesn’t mean a short-term disability – it means a disability or medical condition you are expected to eventually recover from. So long as the disability has lasted, or is expected to last, 12 months or more, you are eligible to apply for SSD benefits. Here’s what you need to know before deciding to apply.
Here are the 4 most common ways to win an SSD and SSI case due to a Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) leak. If you or a loved one is suffering from a CSF leak and has questions about navigating the Social Security process we can help. Watch our video and call us for more information.
If you have a disabled child of any age, special needs planning is important to ensure that they are properly cared for throughout their life. Even more important is that be done correctly. An improperly drafted special needs trust can leave the child ineligible for needs-based public assistance and without the financial resources needed to support themselves. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when planning for special needs.
Wondering why special needs trusts are so important and how they work? Want to know how to set up a special needs trust for disabled adults or children? We’ve got answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
Lymphedema is a condition that causes swelling in one or more parts of the body, usually the arm(s) and/or leg(s). Lymphedema can range in intensity from mild to severe. But is it severe enough to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits? Here’s what you should know about lymphedema and SSD benefits before you apply. Watch our video.