About Neil Good

Neil H. Good understands how overwhelming and confusing it can be to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. However, for someone who’s been injured, it’s critical to work with an attorney who understands the application process. That’s why Neil has dedicated his career to making the process as simple as possible for disabled and ill clients across the county. With more than 30 years of experience and over 4,000 satisfied clients, Neil is committed to learning about you and your specific case so you can get the benefits you need. Neil regularly speaks at the National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives conference on the importance of cross-examining medical experts. He also speaks on topics related to Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income to hospital support groups, health groups, township services organizations, social services organizations, community groups, and more.

The Difference Between FMLA, Short-Term Disability and SSD Benefits

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.

By |2023-01-26T11:25:35-06:00January 20th, 2023|Blog, SSD|Comments Off on The Difference Between FMLA, Short-Term Disability and SSD Benefits

Filing for SSI Benefits in Illinois

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.

By |2023-01-13T11:47:23-06:00January 10th, 2023|Application process, Blog|Comments Off on Filing for SSI Benefits in Illinois

Applying for SSD Benefits with Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)

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.

By |2023-01-26T11:29:15-06:00December 22nd, 2022|Blog, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Applying for SSD Benefits with Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)

What Other Benefits Are Available to SSDI Recipients?

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.

By |2023-01-13T12:00:35-06:00December 15th, 2022|Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on What Other Benefits Are Available to SSDI Recipients?

Applying for SSDI with a Temporary Disability

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.

By |2023-01-13T12:06:46-06:00December 2nd, 2022|Application process, Blog, Eligibility|Comments Off on Applying for SSDI with a Temporary Disability

Working Seasonally and Applying for SSD Benefits

A lot of people take seasonal jobs. Workers of various ages and abilities can earn extra money, get job experience or turn a temp job into a permanent position. If you are currently on SSD benefits, you need to be careful about taking a seasonal position. Watch our video to learn more.

By |2022-11-18T15:22:23-06:00November 4th, 2022|Application process, Blog|Comments Off on Working Seasonally and Applying for SSD Benefits

Explaining Work History on Your SSD Application for Benefits

One way the SSA evaluates whether your disability prevents you from working is by conducting a thorough examination of your work history. You submit work history information on the Work History Report. Here’s what the SSA is looking for, and how to complete the form to improve the chance your disability application is approved.

By |2022-10-27T13:14:21-05:00October 22nd, 2022|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on Explaining Work History on Your SSD Application for Benefits