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

Social Security Disability and a Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) Leak

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.

By |2022-12-08T07:51:52-06:00December 2nd, 2022|Blog, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Social Security Disability and a Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) Leak

Mistakes to Avoid in Special Needs Planning

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.

By |2022-11-28T18:19:38-06:00November 28th, 2022|Blog, Special Needs Trust|Comments Off on Mistakes to Avoid in Special Needs Planning

What You Should Know About Lymphedema and Social Security Disability Benefits

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.

By |2022-11-18T15:24:06-06:00November 7th, 2022|Blog, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on What You Should Know About Lymphedema and Social Security Disability Benefits

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